Bombus terricola, male, face

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Detailed Description

An uncommon species and one that had under gone some recent declines, Bombus terricola has seen increases recently in at least parts of its range. Other than an old record from College Park (which is quite out of normal range) this specimen is the first for the state of Maryland, collected by Fred Paraskevoudakis, on a Maryland Entomological Foray in Garrett County. Photograph by Heagan Ahmed. 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.

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Image Dimensions: 5204 x 3589

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