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Wax Moth Larva
Posted By: acbees, 07-12-2009, 01:48 PM

Took the top off of one of our hives to find this wax moth larva living on the inner cover. Took a few shots before I did away with it. If these get started down in the wax comb of a weak hive they can pretty well destroy it. Bee parts in the pics are the result of a spider that is also living on the inner cover.
K20, 50mm Super Macro Takumar, f/16, 1/180, homemade PVC snoot and diffuser. Cropped.

Notice the bee antenna and body segments.

Cocoon behind the larva.

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08-15-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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Interesting shots, if a bit nasty looking. There's a whole other world within those macro shots!
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Great shots of nasty looking things.
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What's an... inner cover? that thing is NOT under your couch is it? o-O

Oh wait... you're a beekeeper, I get it


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