Trachusa ridingsii, M, Side, GA, Baker County
If you find a Trachusa in the East, and probably if you find it anywhere, you are a good keeper of the land. These species and T. ridingsii in particular have just disappeared from much of our landscape. Unlike many other bees they don't integrate well with urban, suburban, agricultural interfaces as currently wrought. That said, we no so little about this species that it may be simply a matter of providing the right set of native plants and we could these lovely beasts around. This is something for you to do dear reader...you can't expect the government to solve all your problems. Captured by Sabrie Breland in the wonderful landscape of South Georgia old growth longleaf pine cared and tended for. Photography by Brooke Alexander. 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.