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Melitta nigricans (presumed)  in tall grass field, Netherlands  Europe,Heesch,Macro,Melitta nigricans,Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

Melitta nigricans (presumed) in tall grass field, Netherlands

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  1. Lovely macro, is this with your macro flash? Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks. No, in this one I did not use any flash if I recall correctly, it was just a very sunny day. Note that the macro flash only works well on very up-close subjects. This one is a little bit further away. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Great dof! Posted 6 years ago

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Melitta is a genus of bees in the family Melittidae. It includes about 40 species restricted to Africa and the northern temperate zone. Most of the species are Palaearctic, though three rare species occur in North America.

They are bees of moderate size, generally 8 to 15 mm long. They are commonly oligolectic, with narrow host plant preferences. They resemble bees of the genus Andrena, though with radically different mouthparts and a scopa limited to the hind tibia and basitarsus.

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Sep 14, 2014. Captured Jul 12, 2014 16:23.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/8.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm