Notoxaea ferruginae, f, back, Paraquay

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Detailed Description

The sad Notoxaea...the only member in its genus. It lacks a sting and perhaps is a mimic of the many potent Centris bee species. You will have to go south of the Amazonian basin to find this baby. Collected by Laurence Packer's York University adventurers. Note that as part of an experiment in cleaning up old bee specimens I blasted the end of this specimens wings right off...whoops!, but I learned something by doing it. 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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