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Copyright: Art Roberts (Art_R) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300 with MB_D10, AF-S VR MICRO NIKKOR 105mm f2.8G ED, 62mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-06 6:32
Viewed: 2842
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks , today I have this little mosquito to share , if there is one thing that is very abundant now after our rather wet spring it is the mosquito...

guessing buy the feathery antennae, this one is a male , in our area there are two main subspecies Anophelines and the Culicines, the Culicines rest with their proboscis at an angle underneath themselves , the Anopholines rest with it sticking straight out like this one has.

I am a little surprised at how hairy and frayed this fellas proboscis is.

the blood meal of mosquito is not mandatory part of their diet , at least the males , they can and do eat blood but can also get by just eating flower nectar , the female takes the blood meal for successful reproduction.

not a very popular insect , it gives me a scratchy spot just to look at ;-)

thanks for having a look

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Hello Art,
What a focus work!... congratulations!... just awesome MF!
Regards, Jesús

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-07 4:04]

Good viewpoint and colors for this deadly species. well made. tfs.

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