|Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44)
|Date Taken: 2014-03-01|
|Camera: Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-03-01 8:40|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Lithobius forficatus, most commonly known as the brown centipede or stone centipede, is a common European centipede of the family Lithobiidae, although its distribution is not exclusive to Europe. It is between 18 and 30 mm long and up to 4 mm broad and is a chestnut brown colour.|
It is similar to a variety of other European lithobiid centipedes, particularly the striped centipede, Lithobius variegatus, but L. forficatus does not have stripes on its legs. Like most lithobiids, it is found in the upper layers of soil, particularly under rocks and rotting logs. This species can be fairly easily identified by its reaction to being revealed, which is to run extremely quickly for cover. This is different from many of the other species of large lithobiid, which tend to be less extreme in their evasion behaviour.
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Beautiful picture of this Centipede.Nice details with natural colour.Almost camouflage....
Thanks for sharing,
Long time not seen a picture of you
but this one is very nice
good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou
- [2014-03-01 16:09]
Hi Marx,great macro of this very small insect,a very bright capture with perfect colors and fine details everywhere,not easy,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
- [2014-03-02 6:25]
Endorse euroblinkie words, a great joy to see your work Marx!
Beautiful macro of this Lithobius forficatus, his body with honey color and brightness ... Very good choice for the composition fine crust.
A hug from Argentina,