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Melissodes trinodis, m, side, Dorchester Co, MD

Detailed Description

Long Horn. The males of all the genera within the Eucerini clan (at least all the ones I can think of) have very long antennae. These are fast flying lovers of perennials. This particular one (Melissodes trinodis) favors things in the sunflower arena, big, open, tall flowers. They are usually the most common Eucerine on the Coastal Plain of the Mid-Atlantic states. This specimen came from the marshlands of Dorchester County in Maryland and the picture was taken by Dejen Mengis. Elizabeth Garcia-Lozano did a bunch of photoshopping. 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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