I recently had the opportunity to photograph the Long-horned Bee, a fascinating species known for its long antennae. It is interesting to note that the male bees have been observed taking naps while suspended on plant stems by their jaws.

Long-horned Bee

Long-horned Bee

The Long-horned Bee is an important pollinator that plays a vital role in maintaining the health of ecosystems in North America and parts of Asia. Its ability to pollinate a variety of flowers is essential for plant reproduction and the spread of pollen throughout the environment.

However, this species is facing various threats, such as habitat loss and pesticide use, which puts it at risk of extinction. Therefore, it is crucial to study this species and take measures to protect it.

In conclusion, the Long-horned Bee is a unique and valuable species that contributes significantly to our ecosystems. By understanding more about this species and taking steps to protect it, we can ensure its survival and the health of our environment.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 18, 2022 (09:44 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 2500 (Auto)
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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