Bumble bee feeding on Swamp Milkweed

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A Bumble bee (Bombus sp.) feeding on Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) growing in the wetland beside the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Swamp Milkweed is less common in the park this season. Other plants, including cattails, seem to be crowding out the milkweed plants. Milkweed is a host plant for several types of insects, including the Monarch butterfly.

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