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Dasylechia atrox or just a bumblebee ? - Dasylechia atrox

Dasylechia atrox or just a bumblebee ? - Dasylechia atrox
Illinois Beach State Park, Lake County, Illinois, USA
August 12, 2018
Size: 20 mm
image is flipped it was upside down .Perching very high returned to the same tree three times but very high , almost dismissed it and didn't take its picture but then decided to take a record shot hopefully is Dasylechia atrox

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Dasylechia atrox or just a bumblebee ? - Dasylechia atrox Dasylechia atrox or just a bumblebee ? - Dasylechia atrox

Dasylechia
Yep, that's it. Nice job!

How would you describe the microhabitat? I'd assume it's an open grove or forest / field ecotone, but what type of trees? How did you get the picture if it was perching up high?

And a request, since you don't have contact info listed on your account:
I've been tracking down online records for a little paper compiling new data for this species if we consider the observations shared on insect social media, and so I'm hoping I could get permission to include your picture. I'll include a weblink in the "specimen" list, but I think including the actual pictures will help legitimize the metadata of observations like these-- since there are no physical pinned specimens to serve as vouchers, the images themselves are the data and should be entered into the permanent record so future people can double check our IDs. I'll credit you as the photographer, of course, and can send you a PDF copy of the product when it's all done if you'd like. Thanks!

 
I got the picture by having t
I got the picture by having the camera on tripod and raised the tripod high watching the screen and then using remote control to focus and press the shutter- complicated but worked

Moved tentatively
Moved from ID Request.

It's a dead ringer for the others in the Guide, so I think you must be right. Still, expert confirmation would be appreciated.

 
Thanks I'm very exited checke
Thanks I'm very exited checked the other available images couldn't believe that almost didn't took the picture!

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