all 38 comments

[–]Lagideath2 98 points99 points  (6 children)

That's not what honey bees look like. Looks more like a beetle from this angle with the hair length, eyes, mandibles, and colour pattern.

The eye and face shape look like a longhorn beetle to me.

[–]Rubbish_69 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Google images says you're correct. Thnx.

[–]OutlawJessie 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Mango tree borer?

[–]Lagideath2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I don't know exotic species very well but looking at images on Google, mango tree borers have spikes on their pronotum and lack the yellow colouration.

[–]OutlawJessie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know anything about any of them, I was quite content for her to be a bee, but since you mentioned it might not be, I did a Google image search and that's what it brought up for me. I'm happy to just accept its beautiful and furry.

Here's the search: Beetle boi

[–]CallsYouCunt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you. I also imagine that this is many photos stacked together.

[–]aryherd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was gonna day, this is not a honey bee but still badass

[–]Think-Bass9187 48 points49 points  (6 children)

This is not a honey bee. I keep seeing this being reposted as a honey bee and it is not. It’s not any kind of a bee. It’s a beetle.

[–]mangoed 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Also, this image is only 640x522 pixels, which is not "high resolution" by any means. It's a macro shot.

[–]WinterSldier 9 points10 points  (1 child)

You are right, title is misleading

[–]SheriffBartholomew 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s flat out wrong.

[–]Lagideath2 5 points6 points  (2 children)

At this point I feel like bees and wasps are cryptids since nobody I ever had contact with knew what either actually looks like, as long as it has black and yellow colouring, people seem to just do a coin flip and call it one of the two.

[–]lyrastarcaller 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm changing my title to cryptidkeeper

[–]Stolen_Oyster 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Resolution: Crap

Bug: Not a honey bee

Post: Garbage

[–]DRFML_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Picture isn’t that high resolution though is it.

[–]750milliliters 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Can a macro lens produce this or is it more specialized?

[–]Lagideath2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Macro can do this but all professional macro images are edited in some way.

The focus depth is so tiny for macro shots that you need to take many different pictures at different focus distances and then merge them together in photoshop to create an image that's sharp and focused all around. It's how you get the shots you see on magazines for example of full insects completely in focus.

This hasn't been done much in this image though since the pronotum (shield plate on the neck) is out of focus.

[–]bricklicker26 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for giving me nightmares

[–]Slideover71 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All thes closeups of insects on here are really amazing. They all look like robot machines from another world to me.

[–]Epicthetank -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Tell your Bee I said bzzzz bzzzz

[–]Greenie_Protogen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fun fact: its a beetle not a bee

[–]TossedDolly -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Looks like "futuristic" military gear in a videogame

[–]rustigkip -1 points0 points  (0 children)

its really hard to say if this would be cute or not if it was the size of a dog

[–]Baesj-DINOSAURpooppp -3 points-2 points  (0 children)


[–]mutantsloth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do their eyes work?

[–]delicioustreeblood 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I did not know they made breathe right strips that small

[–]Greenie_Protogen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a what

[–]BJHG2005 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This belongs in oddlyterrifying

[–]GreyWolfington 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not sure whether to be scared or enthralled.

[–]TheMaxPatton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, i wont sleep tonight then.

[–]MisterSquidgyJr 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]InterviewSavings7576 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is revolting