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Epeolus species, 15282h3, f, kenya

Detailed Description

A lovely study in coffee-colored integument, heavily branched thick bright white hairs and some nicely formed spines on the scutellum (the back part of the thorax). Members of this group are nest parasites on species in the genus Colletes. Another specimen from the Packer Lab. 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.


Public Domain.