Rust Never Sleeps 2017
Rust Never Sleeps
Species illustrated: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is the first Bumble Bee to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. Bumble Bees are important pollinators of native plants, such as the Great Blue Lobelia, and crops, such as tomatoes. Causes of the decline of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee include parasites and pesticides.
24x24 Oil on canvas
All sizes are measured in inches. All art is original.