[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Beth King
kingb@si.edu
703-487-3770 x8216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Nocturnal Bee

Caption: Megalopta bees exhibit a very primitive form of social behavior. Either a bee lives as a solitary queen, going out from her nest to forage for her own food or she can be a social queen -- a stay-at-home mom.

Credit: Adam Smith

Usage Restrictions: Credit: Adam Smith

Related news release: Social bees have bigger brain area for learning, memory: Smithsonian reports


[ Back to EurekAlert! ]