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Nomia species, male, back, thailand

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A male Nomia from Thailand, note the corkscrewed antennae and the greatly expanded leg segments (presumably useful in mating at nest aggregations). This is the start of a series of bee pictures from specimens from around the world....some of which will go into an upcoming book that Laurence Packer whose lab is supplying many of the specimens and much of the global perspective on these bees, many of the genera I have never seen before...what fun!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, link to a .pdf of our set up is located in our profile


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