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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Thanks Harold.

Fortunately is was dead when I found it. Apparently gives quite a nasty sting.............
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Thanks Harold.

Fortunately is was dead when I found it. Apparently gives quite a nasty sting.............
It has poison fangs (modified front legs) but only for prey around which it can position them. I doubt that they could penetrate human skin. Some tropical species are dangerous, but they are very much larger.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

could be in the "Semi-lethal" category I was introduced to in the H&S booklet I was given when working in Sarawak:


"Semi-Lethal" - doesn't kill you but the bite hurts so much you wish it would!


Fascinating things but one of the few "creepy crawlies" that scare me
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I should have scaled it, but the little (!) beast was about 4" long..........
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

just the size to curl up in the toe of my work boots - yuk!
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Anyone with 5 minutes spare and an interest in macro will find this interesting...
http://makrofokus.se/blogg/2016/9/22...o-fisheye.html
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Anyone with 5 minutes spare and an interest in macro will find this interesting...
http://makrofokus.se/blogg/2016/9/22...o-fisheye.html
Yes, John Hallmen has a superb reputation in the macro community.

See also:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnha...57623198296363 (Halfway down the page).

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Identification wanted

Apologies for posting such a terrible image, but it was very much an impromptu snap.
I have had these very tiny bugs on my skin recently and I think that they come from my two small dogs. I believe it to be a deer tick but I am not sure. Ticks feed on blood and they swell up to many times their normal size, and hence I assume their bodies to be soft. These bugs are anything but soft, they cannot be squashed between the fingers. When squashed under a plastic rule on a hard desk top, they make a considerable crack as they flatten, much like the hard carapace of a beetle would.
I do walk the dogs every day in areas where deer are common.
So is this simply a tick? Luckily my two little Schnauzers are regularly injected against tick fever so they should not suffer from tick bites, but I am not!!
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Apologies for posting such a terrible image, but it was very much an impromptu snap.
I have had these very tiny bugs on my skin recently and I think that they come from my two small dogs. I believe it to be a deer tick but I am not sure. Ticks feed on blood and they swell up to many times their normal size, and hence I assume their bodies to be soft. These bugs are anything but soft, they cannot be squashed between the fingers. When squashed under a plastic rule on a hard desk top, they make a considerable crack as they flatten, much like the hard carapace of a beetle would.
I do walk the dogs every day in areas where deer are common.
So is this simply a tick? Luckily my two little Schnauzers are regularly injected against tick fever so they should not suffer from tick bites, but I am not!!
They are ticks but I can't recognise the species.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lyme-disease/

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Ken - bad experience. Hope you are all clear now.

One of my concerns when I go out. So long trousers, long sleeves and a hat. Even when it is hot and yes I look like a mad Englishman. But they are not nice.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

No, we are not all clear. I just walked the dogs and when brushing them after the walk, we saw another tick, this time on the table where the little dog was standing.
My size estimate was about correct, see the image of this latest tick. I have a lupe with a variety of graticules. I trapped the tick underneath then just sat my M1 with 12-50 directly on top of the lupe and auto focussed. The lupe has clear sides to let the light in. Another bad image for a photo forum, but once again it is for ID purposes only.
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I do walk the dogs every day in areas where deer are common.
So is this simply a tick? Luckily my two little Schnauzers are regularly injected against tick fever so they should not suffer from tick bites, but I am not!!
I got rid of ticks (sheep??) from my dogs just by smearing butter on them (the ticks). Apparently suffocates them??
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Nasty Berger---Centipede of some sort...
That's a big 'un for this country! Global warming? Last 4 inch long one I saw was in Cyprus - all black with both front pairs of legs bright red. Couldn't even bring myself to stand on it. Yuk! It was in our hotel room, and we waited for it to leave.
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That's a big 'un for this country! Global warming? Last 4 inch long one I saw was in Cyprus - all black with both front pairs of legs bright red. Couldn't even bring myself to stand on it. Yuk! It was in our hotel room, and we waited for it to leave.
Keith, you are behind the times..........

Berger is from Hawaii..........................
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Keith, you are behind the times..........

Berger is from Hawaii..........................
Oh... With all the tablets I'm still on this week, I feel like my brain's been fried; and i haven't been to bed since last Monday. Just didn't read properly/associate it. My apologies.
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