Credit: NICK UPTON/NATURE PICTURE LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Slow motion close up view of a White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) using its middle legs to fend off a Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) whilst nectaring on Creeping thistle flowers (Cirsium arvense), Wiltshire, England, UK, July.

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Bee and butterfly

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