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Small hive beetle, larvae, beltsville, md

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In keeping with the last series of pictures here is the lavae of the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida). Famous for pillaging honey stores and pollen caps of honey bees, creating a disgusting slimy mess of everything including the psyche of the bee keep. Larvae wrangled by USDA honey bee whisperer Francisco Posada. 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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