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One of several spotted in my garden buzzing around my nimnam plant (Shouwia purpurea).
"Sinai is one of the very few places in the world (and it may be unique) where no social bees of any kind occur naturally, only solitary bees. Recently hives of domesticated social honeybees have been brought in from Egypt, and scientists are worried about their impact on the wild bees, and hence on the efficiency with which native plants are pollinated. [As] many of the plants are dependent on their pollination services for reproduction." ~ Gardens of a Sacred Landscape, Zalat and Gilbert
Lat: 28.51, Long: 34.51
Spotted on Feb 18, 2012
Submitted on Feb 19, 2012