Bumble Bee

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Bumble Bee
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One of the surprising things about insects is quite how hairy they are. If you were to look at this bee under a microscope, different types of hair would be revealed at different length scales. The word for insect hair is setae, they are often hollow and can serve many functions including tactile, taste, smell and temperature sensing. A bee’s body is covered with branched setae that are used to collect pollen from flowers, making them a crucial pollinator for human agriculture.

Sample ID: 482

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Nature's Engineers
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Animal
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Bee | bumble bee | Hair | Scale | Pollen

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