All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

This bumblebee is drinking nectar from a Passionflower. When she touches the back of her thorax on the anthers she is loaded with pollen. As she flies from flower to flower she pollinates the knobbed, downward drooping pistils. Click on the picture to ...
This bumblebee is drinking nectar from a Passionflower. When she touches the back of her thorax on the anthers she is loaded with pollen. As she flies from flower to flower she pollinates the knobbed, downward drooping pistils. Click on the picture to enlarge it, look at the pollen on the bee's thorax and on the pistils. Read more about the stamens on the following photo.

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