Chelostoma rapunculi, m, tail, ny, warren

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Detailed Description

Chelostoma rapunculi. Invader from Europe. Mostly occurring in the Canada/U.S. border and loves introduced bellworts. We have other pictures of this species, but here is an undercarriage view of the abdomen with all the male options in view. Those crazy insects have come up with a completely different mating system and creates lots of complexity in the males. 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: 3636 x 3437

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