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Cuckoo Bee

Koh Samui, Thailand

Many cuckoo bees are closely related to their hosts, and may bear similarities in appearance
reflecting this relationship. This common pattern gave rise to the ecological principle known as
"Emery's Rule". This cuckoo bee preys on the nests of blue banded bees.

Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
(unranked): Aculeata
Superfamily: Apoidea
Family: Apidae
Subfamily: Apinae
Tribe: Melectini
Genus: Thyreus

Nikon D300 ,Vivitar Series 1 90mm F2.5 macrolens
1/1600s f/4.0 at 90.0mm iso200 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time26-Feb-2011 13:21:56
ModelNIKON D300
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length86 mm
Exposure Time1/1600 sec
ISO Equivalent200
Exposure Bias
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Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance

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