Bombus citrinus, Male, Side, Cecil County, MD

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This bumblebee is a nest parasite of other bumblebees....mostly B. impatiens. The parasite kills or disables the host queen and then has the workers from the host bee raise her babies. Captured by Tim McMahon in Cecil County MarylandPhotograph by Colby Francoeur.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, link to a .pdf of our set up is located in our profile

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Image Dimensions: 4731 x 3660

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