Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies - Alex Wild Photography
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Trigona sp.

Trigona sp.

Flowers make nectar to attract competent pollinators, but the strategy falls short when nectar thieves cut into the flowers and bypass the pollen. Here, a Trigona stingless bee robs nectar from a bird of paradise flower. Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

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