Triepeolus remigatus, m, back, Centre Co., Pa

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Detailed Description

Here is a bee, Triepeolus remigatus, that is native to North America, but in much of the continent occurs only because of the crops we plant. In this case that crop is squash and pumpkins. This bee is a nest inquiline of the squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, which has moved from locations in Mexico and the south where squash are native into areas where they must be replanted each year. Collected by Laura Russo near State College, PA. Photography by 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.


Image Dimensions: 5760 x 3840

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