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Stingless Bee


About 5mm long


Tropical dry forest

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LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Sigma 150mm lense and 7 inches from the subject. Actually the shot is somewhat lousy! at that distance there is only a 1mm focal range so I can never get the whole subject in foucus. This one of three stingless bees I have come to know in the area. A large colony can make a nest out of leaves and mucd the size of a #4 soccer ball! I have seen these with pollen on the legs and it really makes for a spectacular photo if you have your camera on hand..... I also have posted many moth species that are in the 3.5mm to 7mm range that are equally amazing. Check this one that is yellow with "aluminum foil irridescent strips"

Steven Sheppard
Steven Sheppard 9 years ago

5 mm is very small! How did you get such a good picture?

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 9, 2012
Submitted on Apr 9, 2012

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