SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Bee. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an unidentified bee (superfamily Apoidea). Its compound eye (pink, upper centre) and antennae (above eye) are seen. The bee feeds on the pollen and nectar of flowering plants. It is an important pollinator, carrying pollen between plants on its hairy body and back legs. Magnification: x22 at 6x7cm size.
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