Photography by Josh Hillman

Species: Triadica sebifera (Chinese tallow tree, tallowtree, Florida aspen, popcorn tree, vegetable tallow, white wax berry)
Family: Apidae (bees, wasps, ants)
Rhoden Cove, Lake Jackson
Tallahassee, FL     June 5, 2005

This bee doesn't seem to mind the presence of this non-native, highly invasive tree. The bee clings to the tree's catkins while feeding on its many tiny flowers.

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© 2005 Josh Hillman

Canon EOS 20D
ISO 100; 1/200sec @ f/11
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal length: 100mm
Flash: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX