Picture Perfect Pollinators continued…

“It is ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray.”  Rachel Carson

 

It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between a bumble bee and a carpenter bee. The carpenter bee has a shiny abdomen while the bumble bee has a hairy abdomen. The abdomen is the third segment of an insect’s body. Are you able to identify this little pollinator? Note to photographer-a few pix from the posterior view of this industrious critter might be a good idea. It appears to  be too busy to be offended!  Learn more about bees at  https://insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=common-Eastern-Bumble-Bee