Triepeolus donatus, m, back, Centre Co, PA

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Detailed Description

Yo, Triepeolus people you are darn sharp looking bees. Here is T. donatus. Collected near State College in Pennsylvania by Laura Russo. Its host is going to be a Melissodes, in this case M. desponsus, (a thistle specialist) but it also has been seen going into the nest of Melitoma taurea "┬Žso perhaps there is more to the story, difficult to say since it is rarely collected and rarely seen.. Picture by the fab Kelly Graninger. 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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