Augochloropsis fulgida, m, right, Lincoln Co, WV

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One the books is a species called Augochloropsis metallica...it has 2 named subspecies A. m. fulgida and A. m. metallica. Turns out that preliminary molecule checking indicates that, yes, they are separate species. Morphology backs that up too. This lovely is from WV collected by Mark Hepner. 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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Image Dimensions: 5152 x 2696

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