Progress report on Arge
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I have shown the Saw fly larvae before (Hymenoptera; Argidae; Arge pagana) when they were freshly hatched. Now they have grown and are voracious, they attack leaf after leaf from the Wild rose bush. The larvae stick still together as a family and lift their abdomen when disturbed. You notice the one-ocellus-eye that is surrounded by a black dot. Still, by moving their heads they can compose a rough picture of their environment in time.
ID: no problem, I watched the mother laying the eggs on this very twig.
Technical stuff: I held one flash in hand and illuminated from he left side where the sun stood . The other flash was mounted on the lens
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great composition of this little sawfly larvae
great details good sharpness nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou
nice and interesting caterpillars.
Amazing natural colours. Excellent compotion.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2011-08-11 23:04]
these guys are very hungry! NIce shot!
fabulous picture of these larvae. Really funny position!