The U.S. Geological Survey Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program has released a treasure trove of detailed macro photographs of native bees and the plants and insects with which they interact. Scroll down to meet them in person.

Wooly Mammoth Spider Wasp

All photos: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Pompilid spider wasp from the Dominican Republic


We've selected just a few of these stunning portraits, but be sure to check out the program's flickr account to see thousands more.

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Phidippus clarus

Photo: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Phidippus clarus from Beltsville, Md.

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Gratiana pallidula

Photo: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Gratiana pallidula (Eggplant Tortoise Beetle) from Anne Arundel County, Md.

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Robber fly

Photo: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Laphria asilidae (Robber fly) from Carrol County, Md.

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Chrysidid wasp

Photo: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Unknown species of Chrysidid wasp from Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah

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Bee covered in pollen

Photo: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Halictus ligatus bee covered in pollen from the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Indian hemp beetle

Photo: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Chrysochus auratus (Indian Hemp Beetle) from Beltsville, Md.

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Deerfly

Photo: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Unknown species of deer fly from Bowie, Md.

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Andy Rooney beetle

Photo: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Ripiphorus beetle from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Perdita luteola

Photo: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Perdita luteola wasp

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