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Scolia bicincta, M, side, Massachusetts, Barnstable County

Detailed Description

A wasp species. Note the lovely folds and ridges in the wing, a feature of the wasp family Scoliidae. This specimen was collected as part of a bee survey of Cape Cod National Seashore and its larva are parasitoids of beetle grubs.This dark specimens was difficult to shoot and retain much detail in the dark areas.Canon 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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