Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) and nest on tree trunk. North Moluccas, Indonesia.T his is the only photo that is known to exist of this species (the world's largest bee) in the wild, in situ, a...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) and nest on tree trunk. North Moluccas, Indonesia.T his is the only photo that is known to exist of this species (the world's largest bee) in the wild, in situ, a...
Blue-banded bee (Amegilla sp) males sleeping on stem. Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Blue-banded bee (Amegilla sp) males sleeping on stem. Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia.
Entomologist and bee expert Eli Wyman with the first rediscovered individual of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019. Model released.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Entomologist and bee expert Eli Wyman with the first rediscovered individual of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019. Model released.
Entomologist examining a large female Megachile bee during the hunt to rediscover Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) on the island of Ternate, North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Entomologist examining a large female Megachile bee during the hunt to rediscover Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) on the island of Ternate, North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019
Composite image of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) with European honey bee (Apis melifera). This is the world's largest bee, which is approximately 4 times larger than a European honey bee. One...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Composite image of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) with European honey bee (Apis melifera). This is the world's largest bee, which is approximately 4 times larger than a European honey bee. One...
Central bumble bee (Bombus centralis) pollinating wildflowers in the Bridger Range, Bozeman, Montana. August.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Central bumble bee (Bombus centralis) pollinating wildflowers in the Bridger Range, Bozeman, Montana. August.
Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus) in undergrowth, Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, USA, North America, June.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus) in undergrowth, Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, USA, North America, June.
Neon cuckoo bee (Thyreus sp). Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Neon cuckoo bee (Thyreus sp). Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia.
Entomologist Simon Robson with large Megachile species of bee during the hunt to rediscover Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto). Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Entomologist Simon Robson with large Megachile species of bee during the hunt to rediscover Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto). Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019
Man examining an arboreal termite mound containing the first rediscovered Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) and her nest, Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Man examining an arboreal termite mound containing the first rediscovered Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) and her nest, Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019
Lowland forest habitat of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Lowland forest habitat of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019
Scientists observing a termite mound after a large flying insect was found nearby in a healthy patch of lowland forest, North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Scientists observing a termite mound after a large flying insect was found nearby in a healthy patch of lowland forest, North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019
Entomologist and bee expert observing an arboreal termite mound. The termite mound has an interesting hole resembling an entrance for Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Entomologist and bee expert observing an arboreal termite mound. The termite mound has an interesting hole resembling an entrance for Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January...
Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) rediscovery team exploring a lowland forest habitat in the North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) rediscovery team exploring a lowland forest habitat in the North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019
Natural history photographer Clay Bolt and writer Glen Chilton examine a termite mound while searching for Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Natural history photographer Clay Bolt and writer Glen Chilton examine a termite mound while searching for Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019
Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) is the world's largest bee, which is approximately 4 times larger than a European honey bee. One of the first images of a living member of this species. Mollucas,...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) is the world's largest bee, which is approximately 4 times larger than a European honey bee. One of the first images of a living member of this species. Mollucas,...
Cuckoo Bee (Holcopasites calliopsidis) with US dime, to show small size. South Carolina, USA, May. Meetyourneighbours.net project  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Cuckoo Bee (Holcopasites calliopsidis) with US dime, to show small size. South Carolina, USA, May. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens), Piedmont Prairie habitat, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, July.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens), Piedmont Prairie habitat, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, July.
Dragonfly (Aeshnidae) emerging from its naiad form,  North Carolina, USA, July.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Dragonfly (Aeshnidae) emerging from its naiad form, North Carolina, USA, July.
Metallic green bee (Agapostemon sp) male. South Carolina, USA, July.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Metallic green bee (Agapostemon sp) male. South Carolina, USA, July.
Spring peeper frog (Hyla crucifer) South Carolina, USA, July.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Spring peeper frog (Hyla crucifer) South Carolina, USA, July.
Sweat bee (Lasioglossum sp) collecting nectar and pollen from a Bee balm flower (Monarda didyma)  South Carolina, USA, June.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Sweat bee (Lasioglossum sp) collecting nectar and pollen from a Bee balm flower (Monarda didyma) South Carolina, USA, June.
Metallic green bee (Augochlorella sp) collecting  pollen and nectar from a Bee balm flower (Monarda didyma) South Carolina, USA,  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Metallic green bee (Augochlorella sp) collecting pollen and nectar from a Bee balm flower (Monarda didyma) South Carolina, USA,
Rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) specimen rear view. Female worker in Great Smoky Mountains National Park's invertebrate collection. A species that has declined 87% in the past 15 years due pr...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) specimen rear view. Female worker in Great Smoky Mountains National Park's invertebrate collection. A species that has declined 87% in the past 15 years due pr...
Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina), Pickens, South Carolina, USA, May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina), Pickens, South Carolina, USA, May.
Black and gold bumblebee (Bombus auricomus) flies in front of the Washington Monument on the National Mall, Washington DC, USA.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Black and gold bumblebee (Bombus auricomus) flies in front of the Washington Monument on the National Mall, Washington DC, USA.
Brown-belted bumblebee (Bombus griseocolois), Kenilworth Aquatic Garden and Park, Washington DC, USA, May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Brown-belted bumblebee (Bombus griseocolois), Kenilworth Aquatic Garden and Park, Washington DC, USA, May.
Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini), photographed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. This is the first known species of North American bumble bee that is suspected to hav...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini), photographed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. This is the first known species of North American bumble bee that is suspected to hav...
Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini), photographed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. This is the first known species of North American bumble bee that is suspected to hav...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini), photographed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. This is the first known species of North American bumble bee that is suspected to hav...
Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini), photographed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. This is the first known species of North American bumble bee that is suspected to hav...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini), photographed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. This is the first known species of North American bumble bee that is suspected to hav...
Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini), photographed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. This is the first known species of North American bumble bee that is suspected to hav...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini), photographed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. This is the first known species of North American bumble bee that is suspected to hav...
Mason bee (Chelostoma philadelphi) male, captured by an Ambush bug (Phymata sp) that lies hidden in a mock orange (Philadelphus sp) blossom.   South Carolina, USA. May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Mason bee (Chelostoma philadelphi) male, captured by an Ambush bug (Phymata sp) that lies hidden in a mock orange (Philadelphus sp) blossom. South Carolina, USA. May.
Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female, building her nest, Pickens, South Carolina, USA. May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female, building her nest, Pickens, South Carolina, USA. May.
Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female, building her nest, Pickens, South Carolina, USA. May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female, building her nest, Pickens, South Carolina, USA. May.
Leafcutter bee (Megachile), building her nest, Pickens, South Carolina, USA, May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Leafcutter bee (Megachile), building her nest, Pickens, South Carolina, USA, May.
Leafcutter bee (Megachile)  male sleeping, Pickens, South Carolina.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Leafcutter bee (Megachile) male sleeping, Pickens, South Carolina.
Leaf cutter bee (Megachile)  male sleeping,  Pickens, South Carolina, USA, May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Leaf cutter bee (Megachile) male sleeping, Pickens, South Carolina, USA, May.
Leaf-cutting cuckoo bees (Coelioxys sp) entering the nest of her host, Pickens, South Carolina, USA, May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Leaf-cutting cuckoo bees (Coelioxys sp) entering the nest of her host, Pickens, South Carolina, USA, May.
Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female returning to her nest with a small circular piece of leaf. Pickens, South Carolina, USA.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female returning to her nest with a small circular piece of leaf. Pickens, South Carolina, USA.
Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female returning to her nest with a small circular piece of leaf. Pickens, South Carolina, USA.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female returning to her nest with a small circular piece of leaf. Pickens, South Carolina, USA.
Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female returning to her nest with a small circular piece of leaf. Pickens, South Carolina, USA.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Leafcutter bee (Megachile) female returning to her nest with a small circular piece of leaf. Pickens, South Carolina, USA.
Sanderson's bumblebee (Bombus sandersoni) visiting Azalea, Highlands, North Carolina, USA, May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Sanderson's bumblebee (Bombus sandersoni) visiting Azalea, Highlands, North Carolina, USA, May.
Common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) queen, gathering nectar from an Azalea, Highlands, North Carolina, USA, May.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) queen, gathering nectar from an Azalea, Highlands, North Carolina, USA, May.
Hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumipes) Washington DC, USA, Introduced species.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumipes) Washington DC, USA, Introduced species.
Eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica) male on dandelion, Mt Ranier, Maryland, USA, April.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica) male on dandelion, Mt Ranier, Maryland, USA, April.
Mining bee (Andrena sp) feeding on a cherry blossom in early spring, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Mining bee (Andrena sp) feeding on a cherry blossom in early spring, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April.
Mining bee (Andrena sp) feeding on a magnolia blossom in early spring, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Mining bee (Andrena sp) feeding on a magnolia blossom in early spring, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April.
Mining bee (Andrena sp) resting within a saucer magnolia bloom, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Mining bee (Andrena sp) resting within a saucer magnolia bloom, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April.
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