Honey Bee  (four photos)
Apis mellifera

Honey Bee in yellow flower
Golden-colored Honey Bee into the thick of things © Carol Davis, 2005

I found these black-backed Honey Bees in Henderson, Nevada. They were mixed with regular
golden-colored Honey Bees on Rosemary.  I don't think I've ever noticed the black ones anywhere else.

honey bee

honey bee

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