Photography by Josh Hillman

Family: Megachilidae (leaf-cutter bee)
Species: Bidens sp. (Spanish needles)
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
St. Marks, FL     October 16, 2004

The conspicuous, long, pollen-collecting hairs on the ventral area of this leaf-cutter's abdomen are characteristic of the Megachilidae family.

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© 2004 Josh Hillman

Canon EOS 20D
ISO 100; 1/400sec @ f/5.6
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal length: 100mm
Flash: none