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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

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