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Myrmecaelurus trigrammus

Myrmecaelurus trigrammus
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-02
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-05 22:25
Viewed: 1960
Points: 14
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Myrmecaelurus trigrammus (Pallas, 1771)
Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae

M. trigrammus is a neuroptera which completes its life cycle in two years. The larvae were fed on flies (Muscidae and Calliphoridae), caterpillars of
Plodia inter-punctella HÜBN., and larvae of
Tenebrio molitor L.,as well as on smaller numbers of various ant species.
The poison of the larva is stronger than that of other Myrmeleonidae. A one cm long caterpillar died after a bite within six seconds, a large fly within ten seconds,while the maximum time (for a large caterpillar Macrolepidoptera) is up to two minutes.

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Hello Nikos,
Very nice image. It is really a splendid capture. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors. The light and details are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-07-06 4:50]

Hello Nikos,
Always interesting to see this kind of insects, not so often shown. Nice diagonal composition and fine earth-colors.
Thanks too for the ID.
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-06 8:45]

Hi Nikos,the right part is a bit blurred but no problem,i know how is difficult to take a good pic with insects so small like that.Excellent shot made with great colors,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nikos,,
Beautiful species although wanted to know the English name and searched but couldn't get anything. Well captured against perfect BG. Good details too.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

hallo Nikos
very nice picture with good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-07-06 13:00]

Hello Nikos,
Good image with a nice sharp focus on the head. Beautiful colors and blurred background. Attractive diagonal composition.

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely neuroptera, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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