86) Megachile centuncularis by Jedd Griffin - companion to 86bee - Patchwork Leafcutter Bee
After researching Megachile Centuncularis, the Patchwork Leafcutter Bee, I wanted to capture my image using the flora and fauna specific to this bee. So, I sourced bellflowers which the bees had interacted with, as seen from the misshaped leaves throughout the image. I did this to capture the serenity of the bees in their natural environment. I then introduced a neonicotinoid pesticide as a contrast to show the destruction of this peaceful encounter and the chaos that the pesticide causes to many bees’ habitats. This regularly sprayed wildflower is an invaluable part of the bee’s habitat and must be protected.
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