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Nephrotoma appendiculata


Nephrotoma appendiculata
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-09 13:47
Viewed: 1143
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nephrotoma appendiculata, the spotted crane fly, is a species of crane fly. This species has a wingspan of about 50 millimetres (2.0 in),[1] and a body length of 1315 millimetres (0.50.6 in).[2] The body is yellow with short black stripes on the thorax and a black line on each section of the abdomen. The wings have a thin yellow line near the leading edge.[1] This species can be seen from May to September at woodland edges, in gardens, fields and on farmland. The larvae, known as "leatherjackets",[1] feed on the roots of grasses, while the adults feed on umbellifers such as cow parsley.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephrotoma_appendiculata


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nice shot
very good looking....

Ciao Luis, great macro of lovely maiting couple, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6478 W: 89 N: 15610] (65301)
  • [2014-06-10 9:11]

Hi Luis,not easy to take perfect detail everywhere in a difficult situation and specie like that,a very good work,great sharpness and exposure,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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