Tiny bees (Exoneurella lawsoni and Hylaeus woyensis) often enter these flowers (Goodeniaceae spp) to collect nectar and effectively avoid the pollen presenter (indusium), while another species (Lasioglossum Ctenomia sp.) enters under the indusium where it may be covered by pollen. The largest bee in this video (Megachile hackeri) however does not enter the floral tube and apparently collects just pollen.
Last Updated: 10 July 2010
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