Hylaeus pictipes, f, back, Crawford Co., PA

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Colors. You know, bees are so interesting sometimes. Here is Hylaeus pictipes. Jason Gibbs found this species up in Ontario, Canada where it did not belong since it is a bee of the Old World. Then Paige Hickman and Beth Choate from Meadville, Pennsylvania brought in some bees to ID and they had a mysterious series of Hylaeus that did not fit any of the descriptions and after conferring with Jason, we figured out that they were, indeed, also H. pictipes, soon, perhaps they will be in your neighborhood. Having a little fun with some of these pictures with the Wing Interference Patterns photoshopped up from the male's wings. Photgraphs by our own Kelly Graninger. 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.

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