A Miner Problem

Although I'm not entirely sure why, solitary bees that hatch in the early spring have more mites on them than the ones that hatch later on. If you look to the right side of the image you'll see a mite behind this Miner bee's eye, and it's back is covered with them.

 

Tech Specs: Canon 40D, MPE-65 mm macro lens, and an MT-24EX flash.

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Taken on March 27, 2010