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Libelloides ictericus

Libelloides ictericus
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Copyright: Jose Cobo (Cobo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: fujifilm finepix s1500
Exposure: f/5.0
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-20 10:16
Viewed: 1315
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Libelloides ictericus.
Kingdom: Animalia / Phylum: Arthropoda
Clase Insecta / Orden Neuroptera
Familia Ascalaphidae
Subfamilia Ascalaphinae
Libelloides ictericus
= Ascalaphus libelloides

The adults Libelloides are carnivorous, they eat small insects. Adults are diurnal activity, especially intense in the sunniest days of the end of spring. The adult life of these creatures is usually only a few weeks. After mating they lay eggs in small rows on stems of herbs. You can see them from late May to early August.
In their larvae stage of life they are in the grass and under rocks. In this stage they eat other larvae insects. After two years of living they secretes silk and produces a cocoon where the metamorphosis is performed, leading to the adult or imago, this metamorphosis takes about two or three weeks.
They are not very easy to find them, but they are in Spain.

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This is a HIGH CLASS image.
Great notes too.
Best and most kind regards from
Mario in Canada.

hallo Jose
super good picture
great sharpness nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Jose, great macro of lovely Ascalaphidae, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-20 10:52]

Hello Jose,
Excellent macro in superb sharpness and details. Beautiful colours and taken from a very good POV. Nice warm colored background.

Hi Jose
great photo. Very sharp.Every inch of antennae is very clear.

With warm regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-09-20 18:22]

Hello Jose,
An awesome image of this unusual looking insect. The wings are exceptionally pretty with their yellow, white and rust colored web-like markings. Outstanding detail and perfect exposure. A beautiful presentation!!

Amazing portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Jose- Very well presentation. Excellent BG, with splendid focus on antennas too. Details and sharpness are also managed well. Good work. Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture with useful NOTE. Regards and have a nice Sunday- Srikumar

Hello Jose,
Amazing insect and also amazing clarity and sharp details. I never meet this specie in the wild but it looks superb in photos. I especially love the long antenna....

Hello Jose

Very nice shot of this Libelluloid, splendid sharpness, fine details, beautiful natural colors,nice BG color, nice composition. Thanks for sharing.



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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-09-22 11:35]

Hello Jose,
Amazing colours and nice Insect with perfect sharpness details.
Bbackground are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-23 4:39]

Hi Jose,spectacular capture of this libelloides that i never seen in my country,the choice of point of view is a winner,great detail and colors everyhwere,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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