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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2013, 11:06:33 AM »
Amazing skink  ^-^!
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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2013, 11:17:01 PM »
Amazing skink  ^-^!
Well, there are legless skinks, but that's a slow-worm, Anguis fragilis:)

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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2013, 08:42:37 PM »
Well I think the slow worms will sleep for a bit longer this year. But look what I had land on me out of the blue. A Yellow Ophion!!! They do not usually fly until July. I took this last week in the very cold April we have had so far. It is only the second one I have seen but first one to take a pic of. How strange.


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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2013, 10:52:51 PM »
Oh, wow! :) While I usually wouldn't dare to identify Ichneumonidae any further than family level this one really looks like Ophion. They are not uncommon here and on several occasions I had some in my room when they were attracted by light and the window wasn't closed. By the way, some ichneumonids with short ovipositor are said to be able to sting with it in self defense (which is why I never touched one of those) although I do not know if Ophion actually is one of those "stinging" ones. Anyways, even if they did it would be without any venom.

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« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2013, 08:33:58 PM »
Hi brontodocus, thank you for your comments and you are quite right but it is the female that will try to sting with her ovipositor. I was just amazed to see one this early as they usually fly around July time.
Bugsnapz Pete.



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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2013, 09:55:04 PM »
Here are two for the price of one for you today as I have not updated for some time. Awfull weather has not helped this year so far but it is looking quite promising from now on. Enjoy the pictures.
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Owl midge (Pericoma fuligninosa)


Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on old leaf
« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 09:57:50 PM by bugsnapz »

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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2013, 08:00:21 PM »
March flies (Bibio marci) (well it did this year) I hope you enjoy these beautiful pictures.




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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2013, 09:31:59 PM »
Great images. Keep them coming  ;)

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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2013, 10:41:49 AM »
It's wonderful to see how even so common and mostly neglected insects can turn out really beautiful when properly photographed! :) Oh, and it's a boy! ;D

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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2013, 04:35:38 PM »
I thought slow worms were legless lizards, not insects? :-[

They came flying from far away, now I'm under their spell....



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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2013, 07:22:32 PM »
These are really cool pics!:) I like the one of the honey bee.
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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2013, 09:26:41 PM »
DISCLAIMER: :) This isn't my picture, I just like it!
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« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2013, 10:22:45 PM »
Hi Kathy, Thank you for your comments. I agree the picture you linked to is very nice. You are very close calling it a dragonfly but it is a very beautiful Damselfly. They are usually seen at the same time and locations. Dragonflies are a lot bigger. This is something you can check out next time you are out and about near water but don't get too close You don't want to fall in. Always best to have someone else with you.
Bugsnapz

PS I hope you like my next picture which is very colourful.

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« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2013, 10:26:30 PM »
Of all the different shield bugs this is one of my favourites. This was taken using my latest bit of kit, my new Canon MR 14EX ring flash which is soooo good. They are very expensive but is proving to be worth it in the long run. With TTL metering it is allowing greater depth of field which comes into its own with insect pics. I hope you will all see a difference once I have a few more pictures taken with it now the warmer weather has arrived.


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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2013, 11:18:24 PM »
Ooh I like the shield bug  8)

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« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2013, 02:54:02 PM »
Wow, all your pictures are spectacular! You've really highlighted the beautiful miniature world we live with but often overlook (sometimes quite literally!  :D ).

Congratulations on your new camera; it makes a real difference! That shield bug seems so intricate and mighty.
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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2013, 08:46:19 PM »
Thank you Battatitan for those kind words, I am pleased you like my pictures. I am just back from Menorca where there are some wonderful insects. This is one off my favourites which is truly beautiful. There will be more to come.

Lacewing (Libelloides ictericus)


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« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2013, 10:18:04 AM »
Thank you Battatitan for those kind words, I am pleased you like my pictures. I am just back from Menorca where there are some wonderful insects. This is one off my favourites which is truly beautiful. There will be more to come.

Lacewing (Libelloides ictericus)


Bugsnapz

Fantastic image. Great piece of work.  ;)

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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2013, 07:30:50 PM »
Unbelievable pics  :))

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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2013, 09:06:46 AM »
Yay, it's been a while since I last saw an ascalaphid and the one I saw was Libelloides longicornis. I've only seen them at one location in (southern slope of the "Badberg", a protected area in the Kaiserstuhl and one of the hottest spots in Germany, other notable animals living there are Western Green Lizard, Lacerta bilineata, and European Mantis, Mantis religiosa) :) At first I didn't read that the picture was taken on Menorca and was puzzled because I think there aren't any of those in Britain.