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Insect macro photo from USGS Bee Inventory on Flickr

Augochlorella aurata — One of the most common bees in Eastern North America....a particular lover of open fields, this one from Boonesboro, Maryland

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.