Male American Bumble Bee
I found this individual on a Chasteberry Tree. He let me get close enough to capture the tiny flecks of pollen on his hind leg and the hair bristles on his abdomen. Bumble Bees are becoming endangered so always happy to find one.
Male American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)
Chasteberry Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)
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