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10-07-2011, 05:00 AM   #151
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Hmmm...can't tell what the flowers are but the bee looks pretty good...

Spotted Cucumber Beetle on Goldenrod



This one looks a lot like an ant, not sure what the plant is. Bug is about 3/4 inch long.



Leaf Footed Bug - type of stinkbug I think - on the end of a plant stem.



All taken with Pentax A 50mm 1.4 and binocular lens macro rig with flash. More insects the past couple of weeks than I've seen all summer, I guess a little rain helped.

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That is an AWESOME ant mimicking assassin bug!

Here's my follow up with that bee-mimicking hoverfly


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Here is one my wife took with my old Fuji S700
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That is an AWESOME ant mimicking assassin bug!
Yeatz - Were you talking about the ant looking bug I posted? I have no idea what it is, if that's it cool...I've wondered but haven't found it in my books yet.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
Yeatz - Were you talking about the ant looking bug I posted? I have no idea what it is, if that's it cool...I've wondered but haven't found it in my books yet.
yup, I've seen a couple pictures of the exact same bug, all classified (roughly) as an ant mimicking assassin bug
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OK cool. Wondered what that one was. And thanks a lot for the compliment on it. I got 3 or 4 shots, that was the best of them. I think the binocular lens rig is doing quite a nice job.
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The Smallest Spider I'ver Ever Seen

About 3mm

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cute jumper
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Last of the monarchs are coming off. Inside 72 hours from when this pic was taken.
This critter will have undergone metamorphisis and started an app. 1100 mile
journey to some oyamel fir trees in mexico.We regularly see tagged monarchs here
from northwestern new york state as they pass through.Those,travel about
2200 miles,one way.

Monarch caterpillar on immature milkweed.(head is to right)
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D540i - Nice jumping spider

Bug. Found one similar in a reference book but don't remember the name. A little under 1/2 inch long.



Dragonflies mating. Tried to get them in the air but no such luck.



Did get this one in the air, not great but passable. I just thought birds in flight were tough, they are a walk in the park compared to this...



Hope nobody minds me posting the full size 1024x768 images, don't have a lot of time so I'm trying to make it a bit quicker with less editing.

Bug taken with binocular lens rig. Both dragonfly shots taken with Vivitar 200mm M42.
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Nice bugs I'm seeing here lately.
I have one I don't know the name of, it was in our extra bathroom which is situated outside our main house (no not an outhouse) but full working modern terlit.

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Yetzee-fantastic frontal pic-looks a bit like something out of a movie. Paleo Pete, I am still amazed at what you get with that rig. Photolady, that looks like one mean insect!
Saw this weevil on Saturday.




Cockroach related insect
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Yeatzee that is super sharp! Nice going.
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