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Anthidium manicatum (Megachilidae)  in Colorado Springs - Anthidium manicatum - male - female

Anthidium manicatum (Megachilidae) in Colorado Springs - Anthidium manicatum - Male Female
Colorado Springs, Deerfield Hills (N38° 47.041' , W104° 44.930'), El Paso County, Colorado, USA
May 27, 2005
Size: L = 11 mm (female);
Found on Lupinus hartwegii in Colorado Springs. Fem: L = 10-11 mm; Male: L = 17-18 mm;
an European immigrant about to conquer the Western US. Prefers to visit blue bisymmetric flowers. Black-yellow; 6 (male), 5 (fem) abd bands widely top-cut;
white or yellow jbscopa;black meso-notum w/1 side spot or side band;2 yellow dots on occiput;black meta-notum,
some with 2 dots;black-yellow legs;yellow "cracked-V"-shaped face mark; hover and bolt flight. Common throughout June.
The most frequent Anthidium species in this area.

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Anthidium manicatum (Megachilidae) on Lupinus hartwegii in Colorado Springs - Anthidium manicatum - male Anthidium manicatum (Megachilidae)  in Colorado Springs - Anthidium manicatum - male - female

PhotoShop?
I'll bet if this image were lightened in an image-processing program like PhotoShop, more detail could be seen.

 
Photoshop
I lightened it and changed the color cast slightly. Is it better?

 
Ha, ha!
Can't recall what old one looked like lo these many years later but if you worked on it, I'm sure it's better.

 
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It looked like the accompanying image, a little darker and with a stronger reddish color cast.

 
Pocito
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