Anthophora crinipes, F, Side, Greece, Aegean Islands
One of the few species in the genus Anthophora with a strong pollen preference. Its almost solely found on Boraginaceae, especially Alkanna and Anchusa. It also a species known to nest in large numbers in vertical cliffs, old adobe houses and even inside caves with adobe walls.This one was collected by Jelle Devalez in Greece as part of a study to look at the many species of bees that inhabit the Aegean Islands. Anthophoras are particularly prone to having long tongues, the better to investigate deep within flowers. Photo by Brooke Alexander. 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.Because he travels freelyAnd wears a proper coat,The circumspect are certainThe he is dissolute.Had he the homely scutcheon of modest Industry,T were fitter certifying for Immortality.- Emily DickinsonUSGSBIML 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.