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December 17, 2019

Peponapis pruinosa, f, back, Centre Co., PA

Laura Russo collected these lovely squash bees (Peponapis pruinosa) near State College, Pennsylvania. Aptly named, this bee only feeds its young on the pollen of Cucurbita (pumpkins, squash, gourds and the like). This genus is native to the hemisphere....peaking in numbers in the Mexican highlands, but do not occur naturally in Pennsylvania (too cold). However because

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December 17, 2019

Anthidium manicatum, F, side, MA, Middlesex Co

What a lovely female Anthidium manicatum from Massachusetts. This species is a non-native species that has successfully invaded much of the Eastern parts of North America, in particular it is fond of ornamental gardens containing furry leaved plants which it uses to line its nest. Note the ripples along the edge of the clypeus or the regulations, Distinctive and the

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December 17, 2019

Ancyloscelis ursinus, m, side, paraguay

We have shots of both the male and the female of this Paraguayan species. The group occurs from the deserts of North America down into southern South America, the males have bulbous and rounded hind femurs, modifications seen in a number of bees species around the world. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro

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December 17, 2019

Augochlorella pomoniella, F, face, Zion Nation Park, Utah

A western Augochlorella species... this time from Zion National Park in Utah, known for its rock formations, but also protecting some darn nice bees. Kim Huntzinger identified this bad boy and Wayne Boo took the shot today and of course the staff of Zion did the bee catching. Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash, F5.0,

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December 17, 2019

Calliphora vicina, u, side, DC

Ah, the hidden beauty of flies. Have to download and print to really see the details on this bad boy. . Found near the Mall in downtown D.C.Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200

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December 17, 2019

Dragonfly, U, genitalia back

Ophiogomphus susbehcha, collected by Richard Orr along the Potomac River, super rare snaketail species

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December 17, 2019

Heteropteran, U, side, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic,floating in hand sanitizer in a cuvette Heteropteran, species unknown

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December 17, 2019

Zonotrichia albicollis,Bird hand

White-throated Sparrow, Died in downtown Washington D.C. in the fall or spring of 2012 from striking a building at night. Retrieved by the Lights out DC program

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December 17, 2019

Megachile latimanus, m, face, Maine, Du Clos

A common and large leafcutting bee from Maine, collected by Brianne Du Clos. This is a male and note the large expanded tarsal segments on the front legs. These are used to hide the females eyes during mating. Dejen Mengis is the photographer. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash

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December 17, 2019

Neoclytus acuminatus, U, Side, MD, PG County

Neoclytus acuminatus - Red-headed Ash Borer, one of the many beautiful wood boring beetles in the Cerambycid group. Collected in Prince George's County, Maryland and photographed by Brooke Alexander.