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Unknown Mauritian


Unknown Mauritian
Photo Information
Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5000, Tamron SP 60 macro
Exposure: 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-03 11:44
Viewed: 1428
Points: 1
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Taken in the north of Mauritius one evening a couple of years ago. The insect was pretty big by Mauritian standards, perhaps a couple of inches. The photo is not very good, but the best of a bunch. Neither the white wall not the lack of a remote flash unit helped. I wondered, after the helpful ID of the picture I posted yesterday, if this too could be an Antlion. I took a close up of the upper part, but can only post one image here.


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To Merlin: Antlionssummers 1 07-03 23:02
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Geoffrey,
Yes, this is certainly another Ant-lion imago - but the man-made background and very "flat" lighting are not as attractive as your previous image. The eyes of adult ant-lions often show extraordinary structure when photographed with flash, and close-up shots of the head region illuminated by flash are often very striking images.
Best wishes, Nigel.

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