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Lovebug


Lovebug
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Copyright: Hisam Saker (Hisam) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 22] (215)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor Micro 105f2.8
Exposure: f/32, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-15 17:32
Viewed: 2965
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Soon after rainy periods in the spring and especially in the fall in the wooded Upper Coast counties of Texas, "lovebugs ' emerge as adults and mate in swarms around roads and buildings. These insects are actually flies (Diptera) of the family Bibionidae, having the scientific name, Plecia nearctica Hardy. The common name "lovebug" has been given to these black colored, orange-backed flies because they are most often seen flying around in mating pairs.


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  • [2005-05-16 14:25]

Nice mosquito. Very good focus. I like the picture. Well Done!

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