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Insect macro photo from USGS Bee Inventory on Flickr

Hylaeus volatilis — A native species of Hawaiian bee found at mid elevations on East Maui. This species is particularly interesting in that it is a nest parasite of other native Hylaeus species

Incredible macro photos of insects

The USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab has uploaded hundreds of macro images of insects to Flickr as part of their mandate to survey America's bee species. The benefit is we get to see some up-close images of bugs and other wildlife in some stunning photographs.