I cannot tell you how small this bee is. It’s on an anemone, but even that doesn’t tell you much. So…have a look at this:
That’s a US dime. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it’s just a bit less than 18mm in diameter. The coin covers the yellow part of the blossom with room to spare. Sorry that the light on the two shots is different. I shot the second later in the day – same flower but in the shade.
But that doesn’t detract from the scale. That bee is so small. Probably as long as the ERTY on the dime. If that.
Anyway, cute, beautiful and all the rest. And tiny. Sometime this summer, I’ll put a dime to a monster bumble for comparison. Love them all…