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Andrena vaga

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 6 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Andrena vaga (NL: Grijze zandbij)
The same species as in yesterdays post. More info can be found there. This specimen is a female - remarkably bigger then the males and without the white mustache. The hairs on the forehead are covered with sandgrains as a result of the digging.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 22/03/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

this one too !! excellent

6 May 2011 5:55am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


6 May 2011 9:19am

kisskool from Fontainebleau, France

superb macro, the détails are extra

6 May 2011 10:12am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Another 5*****, superb

6 May 2011 12:52pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

impressive close-up! it looks really dangerous! ;-)

6 May 2011 1:31pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Serious guy

6 May 2011 7:30pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful !!!
five stars !

6 May 2011 8:39pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
ISO 200
150 mm