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December 17, 2019

Lasioglossum parvum, F, Face, Puerto Rico

Lasioglossum parvum...collected in Puerto Rico agricultural areas by Sara Prado

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December 17, 2019

Hylaeus nubilosus, f, australia, angle

A lovely Hylaeus from Australia with some nice yellow pinstriping on the face and bold swaths on the scuttellum, pronotal lobe, and metanotum. From the Packer Bee Laboratory. Photography Information: 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. USGSBIML

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December 17, 2019

Sambucus nigra spp. canadensis, American black elderberry close-up

Elderberry...Sambucus nigra in this case....Always listed as a good bee plant, but despite all the bloom I have never been that impressed by the bee coming and going on this plant. But they do bloom over a more extended period than some more bee centric berry bushes. Pictures and plants by Helen Lowe Metzman. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker,

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December 17, 2019

Chelostoma rapunculi, M, Face, MA, Middlesex County

A new species for Vermont, this invasive bee is a specialist on Campanula flowers, collected by Anna Beauchemin, Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200, link to a .pdf of our set up is located in our profile

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December 17, 2019

Wasp species, U, face2, Dominican Republic, La Ve

An unknown species of Wasp from the Dominican Republic, collected on a trip I took a couple of years ago. Photo by Kamren Jefferson, Photoshopping by Dejen Mengis. Photography Information: 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. USGSBIML Photoshopping

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December 17, 2019

Bombus vosnesenskii, m, back, MAriposa, CA

More black bumble bees from Yosemite National Park. Here is the male of Bombus vosnesenskii. This species was described by the relatively prolific Polish Taxonomist Oktawiusz Wincenty Bourmeister-Radoszkowski who pumped out a great many new descriptions of bees in many parts of the world. This was the era on both continents when military men did a lot of the natural

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December 17, 2019

Melissodes bimaculata, m, face, Caroline Co. Maryland

The most common Melissodes in the Mid-Atlantic area is M. bimaculata. It occurs commonly in gardens and makes its way around many floral plants, unlike many of its cousins which are picky and may only take pollen from one species of plant. This one from Caroline County, MD and Photographed by Amanda Robinson. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker,

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December 17, 2019

Lycaeides melissa samuelis, male, back

Karner Blue, Lycaeides melissa samuelis, an endangered lupine eater, This one from Indiana, while the specimen is not in great shape, at full resolution the scales and micro patterns are still beautiful

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December 17, 2019

bee 04487d04, f, back, south africa

Serapista species , Unknown Pillow Bee, collected in South Africa by Laurence PackerThe zebra-like markings on this bee are diagnostic, the white stripes are formed from blade like brilliant white hairs that are particularly beautiful when viewed under high magnification. This genus forms a small group of four species found only in Africa. They form their nests from

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