Squash bees & cucumber beetle in pumpkin bloom

Squash bees & cucumber beetle in pumpkin bloom

Squash bees & cucumber beetle in pumpkin bloom

Two male squash bees join a cucumber beetle in a pumpkin flower. Through the "Great Pumpkin Project," researchers are hoping to learn more about the interactions among cucurbit crops, insect pests, pollinators and microbes.

IMAGE: Derek Artz