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Isidro

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« Reply #120 on: June 01, 2018, 07:10:13 AM »
Always make me sad when a predator just choose a so beautiful and magnific kind of prey. I also have a photo of Nemoptera bipennis getting eaten by a spider (Aculepeira ceropegia), and I saw a robberfly attacking successfully a beautiful owlfly Libelloides ictericus. Neddless to say that neuropterans are for sure my most favourite kind of insects.


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« Reply #121 on: June 04, 2018, 07:17:59 PM »


I love these longhorn beetles and there are different pattern variations. This one was found in a wooded area close to my home.
 
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« Reply #122 on: June 04, 2018, 10:12:32 PM »
Darker (with more extensive black) than the usual for this species. Nice individual.

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« Reply #123 on: June 06, 2018, 07:41:42 PM »
Thanks for the feedback Isidro, yes there are variations with these longhorn beetles.

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« Reply #124 on: June 16, 2018, 02:26:15 PM »

Miniature parasitic wasp (Itchneumon sp) possibly Gasteruption jaculator. I found several of these small wasps in a nearby select area of woodland. I mentioned Ichneumon due to the ovipositor which is visible but quite harmless. Enjoy.

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« Reply #125 on: June 16, 2018, 02:46:38 PM »


Heron On River Trent in Nottingham, England. Such a majestic bird and not afraid of humans too much.

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« Reply #126 on: June 16, 2018, 05:04:06 PM »
Miniature parasitic wasp (Itchneumon sp) possibly Gasteruption jaculator. I found several of these small wasps in a nearby select area of woodland. I mentioned Ichneumon due to the ovipositor which is visible but quite harmless. Enjoy.

It's Gasteruption, but of course not of the jaculator species group, as it have a short oviscapt. Gasteruptiids are completely unrelated with ichneumonid wasps (except for both families being Parasitica).

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« Reply #127 on: June 18, 2018, 01:17:56 PM »
Hi Isidro, thanks for the update, greatly appreciated.

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