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A solitary bee catching honey on a sweet pea (Lathyrus). | by Bienenwabe
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A solitary bee catching honey on a sweet pea (Lathyrus).

The genus Lathyrus is part of the Fabaceae. You can see the pistil comming up due to the weight of the bee; thus the pollen is transferred from another plant to pollinate this one.

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Taken on June 17, 2008