Anthidium porterae, face, Hidalgo Co., MD

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Detailed Description

Antidium porterae....we recently uploaded somem pictures of the male and here, now, is the female. Collected in Hildalgo County, NM by an A. Melin. Note on the side shot the belly full of pollen attached to the pollen collecting hairs located there. Pollen collected all over the bee's body is ultimately groomed to this area where it is held in place until unloaded in the nest. The blocky patterns of yellow markings on the abdomen are pretty good ID character for any bee in this genus. Photo by Anders Croft. 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.


Image Dimensions: 4380 x 3428

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