Trichocerapis species, m, face, brazil

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Detailed Description

Ah, look, another bee from another continent with long thin antennal segments that broaden in to form small lollipops at the ends, also note the fine hairs coming off of the thin segments. Unlike the Nomia from Africa this one hails from South America and in the family Apidae. As usual, not much is known of the biology of this group. Another from the bowels of the Packer lab in York, Ontario. 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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