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Copyright: Norbert Gorski (hekcik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E-10, Std. 9-36mm, RAW ISO 80, Close UP +8
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-30 14:57
Viewed: 3309
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Valley Sluzewiecka, Olympus E-10

Green lacewings are insects in the very large family Chrysopidae of the order Neuroptera. Neuroptera means "net wing." There are three subfamilies (Apochrysinae, Nothochrysinae and Chrysopinae), 87 genera and about 1,300 species.

Lacewings are widespread insects; the genus Chrysoperla is very common in North America. Their larvae are voracious predators, attacking most insects of suitable size, especially soft-bodied ones (aphids, caterpillars and other insect larvae, insect eggs).

In several countries, millions of lacewings are reared for sale as biological control agents of insect and mite pests in agriculture and gardens. They are distributed as eggs, since they are highly aggressive and cannibalistic. The eggs hatch in the field, originating the predatory larvae. Their performance is variable; thus, there is a lot of interest on further improvement of the use of lacewings as bioinsecticides.


5210'03.78" N
2101'18.86" E


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I like here the very good light on your subject, enhancing details directly or by transparence. Background is perfect. A very good macro, Norbert.

Hi Norbert, I like this shot very much. The light is beautiful. Great composition and DOF too. TFS :)

Hi Norbert;great shot.. it is so interesting and bautiful.good colors..

Hello Norbert,
The DOF and the blur background are both great and make this pict very pleasant. Nice subject too. A little note could have been interesting though



nice light! clean and neat background, crystal clear sharp macro work. Well done!

niesamowite jakie stworzonka zyja w trawie:)
podoba mi sie kolorystyka, DOF i POV:)


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