Symbiosis

 

Carpenter bee visiting a hibiscus flower

Carpenter bee visiting a hibiscus flower

The word comes from the Ancient Greek and usually means a mutually beneficial relationship between different species.

The bee wants the nectar and the hibiscus wants to be pollinated.

However the bee, in its eagerness, seems to be taking the relationship one step further.

Its passionate, diving embrace of the flower’s pistil looks more like romance.