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Bombus sp bumble bee

A study conducted during the 2017 total solar eclipse in North America found that bees remained active during the partial-eclipse phases both before and after the period of totality, but they essentially ceased flying during totality. Their flights also tended to be longer in duration immediately before and after totality, an indication that bees may have slowed down their flight speed or returned to their nests as light dimmed. Results of the study are published in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America. (Photo credit: Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org)

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