Parasite stylopid Andrena nivalis

Parasite stylopid Andrena nivalis

The abdomen of a female snow miner bee (Andrena nivalis). A parasitic female stylopid has just given birth likely killing the bee in the process.
Image
Photo By/Credit
Wayne Boo/USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Media Usage Rights/License
Public Domain
Subject tags
Insects
Pollinators