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A male sunflower bee, Melissodes agilis (as identified by native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, ...

A male sunflower bee, Melissodes agilis, keeps a wary eye out as she forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, dive-bombs a bumble bee, Bombus fervides

A pair of long-horned bees forage on a sunflower. These native bees are

Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heading for lupine at the Hastings Natural History Reserve, Carmel Valley,… | Pinterest | Carmel valley ...

A male sunflower bee, Melissodes agilis, is head first in the pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Territorial male longhorn bees are targeting a Western tiger swallowtail as it's trying to sip some nectar from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia).

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Long-horned bee on Sawtooth Sunflower

Head to head: a monarch and a Melissodes square off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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A pollen-packing female longhorned bee, probably Melissodes agilis (as identified by Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis) wants the ...

Female sweat bee, Svastra obliqua expurgate, on purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on Salvia indigo spires in Kate Frey's pollinator garden on Nov. 12, 2017 at the Sonoma Cornerstone.

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Despite rapid population declines, this native bee has never received formal protection. Can a

A honey bee gathers nectar from a lavender blossom while her cousins, sunflower bees (Melisodes agilis), sleep. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just a blur, a male longhorned bee, probably Meliossodes agilis, targets a monarch. The monarch's wings are deformed; they did not fully expand.

Male black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, tastes the nectar from a blanket flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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A territorial male long-horned bee, probably Melissodes agilis, targets a Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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A crab spider dining on a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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It's the end for this honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Valley carpenter bee curls to grab some nectar from a broadleaf milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis climbs down a lavender stem to get a closer look at the sleeping boy bees, longhorned digger bees, Melissodes agilis.

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A honey bee nectars on a rosemary blossom on Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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A newly emerged yellow-faced bumble bee queen, Bombus vosnesenskii, eyes the photographer as it forages on blanket flower (Gaillardia).

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A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, forages on almond blossoms in Benicia, Calif., on Feb. 2. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis snags a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Worker bee (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As bee flaps wings... electrostatic charge builds on the hairy body such that

The long-horned bee makes a "bee line" for the butterfly, a Red Admiral. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I love sunflowers. As a kid, I was enamored with how quickly, and how tall they grew. My dad always had sunflowers in his vegetable garden, and when I asked ...

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A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, sipping nectar from a broadleaf milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, resting on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-dusted female Valley carpenter bee exits the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of a male black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male long-horned bee, probably Melissodes agilis, eludes the crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Up and away! A distinguishing feature of Bombus vosnesenskii is the yellow stripe, T4 segment of its thorax. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen-packing honey bee heads for an almond blossom on Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, forages for nectar on teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland, while a pollen-laden honey bee wants ...

A leafcutter bee, Megachile sp., heading for a broadleaf milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Yellow-faced bumble bee shows its distinguishing marks. This is a queen Bombus vosnesenskii, about 21mm long. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis eyes a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Head to head: a monarch and a Melissodes square off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male and female of the same species, Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipunta, share a single passionflower blossom. The female is solid black and the male, ...

This yellow-faced bumble bee nectaring on jade blossoms

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A crab spider dines on a sweat bee, a female Halictus tripartitus (as identified by native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus ...

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The squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, is a specialist, pollinating only the Cucurbita genus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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A honey bee singles out a tidy tip blossom Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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A blanketflower, Gaillardia, was a perfect meeting place for this crab spider and a bee, Halictus tripartitus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Long-horned bee (Melissodes sp.) on great northern aster. (Photo

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A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

shows a long-horned bee targeting a Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta), also on Tithonia. This image gained acceptance into the international contest, ...

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A male leafcutter bee, Megachile sp., peers over a rock purslane petal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The queen bumble bee extends her tongue (proboscis). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)