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tags: researchblogging.org, elephant, Africanized honeybees, maize, Africa As humans compete with wildlife for ever smaller areas, the likelihood for conflict between them grows. Unfortunately, this is a problem for the endangered African elephants, whose love for human crops has caused grief for both elephants and people. However, some creative research by a team from Oxford…

tags: researchblogging.org, Brown paper wasp, Polistes fuscatus, hymenoptera, evolution, eusociality, social behavior Brown paper wasp , Polistes fuscatus. Fairport, New York, USA. 2003. Many thanks to Alex Wild for sharing his amazing images here. Thanks to Elizabeth Tibbetts for the species identification. [larger view] Eusociality, or “true social behavior”, is the most extreme form of…

Metallic Green Native Bee

tags: hymenoptera, bees, Augochlora species, Metallic Green Native Bee, Image of the Day Metallic Green Native Bee, Augochlora species. This tiny and very fast-moving, alert bee is hard to photograph. I found it nectaring on Eupatorium serotinum, a/k/a late-flowering boneset, in the West 11th Street Park in the Heights section of Houston, Texas, on September…