Andrena nivalis, stylopid, U, Cocos Co., NH, back

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Detailed Description

The abdomen of a female Andrena nivalis. In that abdomen is a female stylopid which looks a bit like an odd head sticking out from underneath a tergite...she has been living in said A. nivalis for a long time...feeding on its innards...and, the stylopid has just given birth, (likely killing her in the process) to all her little babies. Nature: So cruel. Picture by Wayne Boo. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 200mm Pentax-m with Nikon 10X infinity microscope objective lens mounted on front , Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.6, 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.


Image Dimensions: 5616 x 3744

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