Valentine Nomia

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Detailed Description

A valentine from the USGS Bee Lab to all the people who have helped us develop our craft over the years. For all the specimens and opportunities you have given us. For all the bees that pollinate life on this delicate, smudge of a planet that we have been given the gift of caretaking.This unnamed Nomia bee is from the desert country of Oman, collected by some of our favorite Canadians in the Laurence Packer Lab. Feel free to repurpose this valentine and send it to your favorite pollinator be they chitin or keratin based.


Image Dimensions: 4510 x 3522

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