Discussion in 'Macro' started by michaellinder, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. Edwin Barkdoll

    Edwin Barkdoll

    Predaceous diving beetle larva DSC_8701 diving beetle larva WEB.jpg
  2. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

  3. Woolly Bear Pyrrharctia isabella
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  4. Ladybird-Lava-2.jpg
    It's difficult to believe that this ugly, spiny thing turns into a Ladybird (ladybug). I don't know if they have a common name, but I suggest Iggly-squiggly-ugly-bug.

    Tech data: 55mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor+PK-13 + cheap Centon ringlight on a D7200.
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  5. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    K3 128 01 - 115_2906 - TONY0818 - beetle.jpg

    Think this might be another Ladybird larva - can anyone confirm, please ?

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  7. Indeed it is.

    Apparently it takes about 5 days in that chrysalis stage for the larvae to turn into the adult beetles. The empty husk of the larval skin is left behind after the beetle emerges, and that's what your shot appears to show. The live chrysalis is redder in colour; closer to the colour of the adult ladybird.
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  8. Fruit fly.
    Olympus E-M1MarkII, OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8, ƒ/4.5, 2,5s, ISO 200, ext. tubes 16+10+16+21mm, Raynox 250. Natural light. Stack of 36 images.
  9. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    Thank you for the reply - first one I can recall seeing.
  10. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    K3 64 02 - 107_1008 - TONY0492a - Thick-legged Flower Beetle 01.jpg

    Thick-legged Flower Beetle, plus a couple of friends


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