extra long tongue for licking nectar instead of …………….

Amegilla_cingulata_on_long_tube_of_Acanthus_ilicifolius_flower

  • … that as flowers developed longer tubes, bees (pictured) coevolved by developing longer tongues to extract the nectar?
  • THIS IS FROM WIKIPEDIA’S COMMON PAGE AND IT IS QUITE INTERESTING PEOPLE.  Look at the double stinger at its rear ad the extra long tongue for licking nectar instead of collecting pollens.  I don’t know how it got the black and white wasp type abdomen but that is what it looks like.  I wonder if the stinger comes off at first sting or have they developed wasp like ones that can sting and sting and sting……..
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  • (c) 2015 kerasotes
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