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Fibla maclachlani

Fibla maclachlani
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H10, Zeiss Tessar 40 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-26 1:21
Viewed: 3988
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Back from the Spain/Portugal/Morocco trip:

This was a chance encounter with a 20 mm long female Square headed snake fly (Raphidioptera; Inocelliidae; Fibla maclachlani Albarda 1891; Eckige Kamelhalsfliege) im Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede/ Portugal.

ID: not so sure. There are about 75 species of snake flies in Europe, many of them in Southern Europe. The family of Inocelliidae is characterized by: no ocelli, wing stigma only crossed by a longitudinal vein. The square head speaks in favor of the genus Fibla, the dark legs for the mentioned species. I will have to verify with H. Aspöck, 1980. Die Neuropteren Europas.

Technique: Compact camera, "emergency shot" without flash, uuugghh .

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-26 1:54]

Guten Morgen Dieter,
Erfreuliches und seltenes Bild dieser interessanten Kreatur. Du hast es geschafft die kleine Eckige Kamelhalsfliege (so eckig ist sie ja gar nicht) in gutem Licht und mit vielen Details aufzunehmen. Auch ist diese zweifarbig im Gegensatz zu der Species in Bürchen (glaub ich allenfalls)
Es härzigs Viech!!
Herzlich grüsst

Captado perfectamente este insecto nada común por TN. Se aprecia una gran nitidez en la imagen y unos colores muy reales. El encuadre a mi gusto discutible, aunque eso es un tema a menudo personal. Un buen y bello documento.
Saludos Dietrich: Josep Ignasi.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-26 12:06]

Hello Dietrich
Very interesting insect. Well done

Hi Dietrich,

A very nice record of this impressive, little beast. Here's where the compact camera's inherent depth of field is a plus, as almost the whole insect is in good focus.


Hello Dietrich!
Nice to see your new picture from new trip :) Snake flies are very rare objects in TN gallery. Picture is nice for watching but in the note I think there is a small mistake - the name of order should be Raphidioptera :) (lack of R :>).

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