Anthidium manicatum male 8"x10" Print
Scientific illustration of a male European Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum). Watermarks do not appear on the final print.
Yikes! Spikes! Male wool carder bees are extremely territorial and will launch themselves at any other bee that approaches their turf, grabbing and pinning them down and using the spikes as a weapon, occasionally even killing the invading offender. Interestingly, these bees are actually the invaders in the U.S. since they originally hail from Europe. Questions have been raised about their potential impact on native bees, but promising studies may indicate that these bees are mostly found near suburban properties- you know, the types where HOAs dictate that you have to plant European (or Asian) non-native plants, which are from A. manicatum's homeland and they seem to prefer. Hopefully they aren't entering a lot of natural areas in large enough numbers to make a significant impact on our native bees.
Print created from my original colored pencil drawing and printed on fine art paper.
The standard 8"x10" size is easily matted into an 11"x14" mat and frame. A great size for any room! (Frame is not included, just for demonstration purposes.)
The print will come to you in a protective plastic sleeve with a hard backing. It has been signed by me.
-Watermarks are not printed on the actual prints. They are for protection purposes for my website only.
-Prints do not come framed, but frames and mats are often shown for demonstration or inspiration purposes. Most originals do come framed unless otherwise specified.
-Prints may take from 3-5 days to ship, Most times I print the orders as I receive them and I like them to dry for 24 hours before I bag and ship them. Thanks for your patience.
-Orders typically ship USPS First Class.