Pollen comparison: Honey Bee vs. Mining Bee

Pollen comparison: Honey Bee vs. Mining Bee

Observation - Pollen comparison: Honey Bee vs. Mining Bee. Description: In a previous post of mine (“Western Honey Bee” – sent to iSpot on 3rd Jan. 2011 ), Syrphus mentioned that pollen was collected by mining bees as aggregates that were more powdery and less moist than in the case of honey bees. I think the present images

In a previous post of mine (“Western Honey Bee” – sent to iSpot on 3rd Jan. 2011 ), Syrphus mentioned that pollen was collected by mining bees as aggregates that were more powdery and less moist than in the case of honey bees. I think the present images make the point but I am not sure how far one is looking at pollen or hairs on the mining bee’s rear femurs. (Honey bee top left; other images: mining bee)