TIRPOR - The Irrational Pursuit Of Reason

Andrew Cockburn photography


Vespidae - social wasps


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7 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2009
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Megachilidae


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The Megachilidae are mostly solitary bees commonly known as mason bees and leafcutter bees, reflecting the materials they build their nest cells from (soil or leaves, respectively). Unlike other bee families who collect pollen on their hind legs, their pollen-carrying structure (called a scopa) is restricted to the ventral surface of the abdomen

5 files, last one added on Apr 02, 2010
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Formicidae - ants


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3 files, last one added on Aug 16, 2010
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Random files - Hymenoptera
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Hornet345 viewsVespa crabro
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Osmia cornuta (f)335 views1.5x optical magnification
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Osmia cornuta (f)287 viewsFacial "horns" are distinctive of these and closely related Osmia sp.
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Lasius niger Black Ant.335 views

Last additions - Hymenoptera
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Lasius niger Black Ant.316 views
Queen with one wing remaining after mating flight.
Body size approx 10mm
Aug 16, 2010
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Lasius niger Black Ant.335 viewsAug 16, 2010
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Lasius niger Black Ant.321 viewsAug 16, 2010
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Hamuli330 views40x optical magnificationApr 02, 2010