Hylaeus floridanus, M, side, Moore Co., N. Carolina

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Detailed Description

In rough translation this would be the "Florida Masked Bee." Tiny, grain of rice things, and usually mistaken for wasps as they carry their pollen internally rather than in their body hairs like other bees. Thus they have reverted to the wasp shape from whence bees came. This is a rare species collected by Heather Campbell as part of her survey of a sandhill area of North Carolina. Photo by Wayne BooCanon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200, link to a .pdf of our set up is located in our profile


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