|A skipper butterfly sips nectar while its moth cousin has gotten stuck and cannot get loose.
|Another moth that was too weak to remove the pollen sacs and died.
|While a hairstreak butterfly feeds, an unlucky moth dangles dead when it could not free itself.
Here's a European Honeybee who likewise got itself trapped. Note the pollinia stuck to its legs.
|A European Honeybee trapped on a Swamp Milkweed. Note the pollinia stuck to its legs.
Here is a short video from the Capital Naturalist YouTube Channel that shows the struggle a honeybee goes through after getting trapped by the pollinia: