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Augochlora pura foraging for pollen on maize - Colin Purrington
Last week I found hundreds of pure green Augochlora (Augochlora pura) foraging for pollen on Zea mays at Stroud Preserve in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Here’s my favorite capture, which shows a bee cutting open an anther with her mandibles. I was a tad surprised to see a wind-pollinated plant so mobbed with bees, but a later search …