National Geographic : 1929 Jul
INSECT RIVALS OF THE RAINBOW © National Geographic Society Painting by Hashime Murayama THE BUMBLE-BEES GATHERING NECTAR IN THE CLOVER FIELD The artist here has succeeded in giving a typical picture story of the life of the Bumble-bee Family. In the inset the figure on the right is the familiar bumble-bee of the East, and that at the left a fly that has copied it in appearance so thoroughly that the bumble-bees receive it as a welcome guest in their nests. The species portrayed in the main picture is Bombus americanorum; the one in the inset is Bombus huntii. The fly belongs to the species Criorhinakincaidi. The fly and bumble bee in the inset are 1% times natural size.