253. Thistle Do
- Posted Sept. 10, 2010 by Jon Laysell Viewed 4479 times
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Some photos are interesting because they are well taken; they are well composed, well lit and have a certain clarity to them. Others are of interest because they capture a particular incident happening. I hope that this picture falls into the second group, because it certainly doesn't fall into the first.
Here we see a bee and a peacock butterfly fighting over a thistle. As the butterfly pokes its tongue out, the bee holds out a leg to stop it.
If I'm right the bee is a Psithyrus Rupestris, this is a type of cuckoo bee. So named because of the way it chooses to rear its young - or not.
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