Andrena asteris, F, side, WVa

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A couple more shots of Andrena asteris, one male, and one female. Note the super fluffy hairs on the hind tibia of the female. Nearly all of the fall Andrena have this fluffiness, perhaps because many of them are specialists on Asteraceae which maybe needsfluffy pollen collecting hairs in order to transport pollen well.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 Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.

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