Keith Newton wrote in post #19400335
I think your bee is dead rather than sleeping. All the color is gone from its eyes, and there appears to be something under its torso that isn’t bee nor flower, but maybe a crab spider.
I wish you had gotten another shot from another angle. Hoot shot otherwise!
Good eye, Keith. I also noticed that object under the bee. I looked for any sign of a spider but couldn't see any. I went back this morning and found what I think is the same flower and bee, and it does look dead. Here are some pics.
Different angle, taken at the same time.
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Taken the next morning.
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