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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Something else on the roses, not sure if it is the same thing....
They are a syrphid pupa a syrphid larva and a close-up of the posterior breathing tubes (not horns on the head end).

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

An old shot of a hover fly larva eating



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Epistrophe elegans?

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Patchwork Leaf-cutter Bee with Leaf Clipping

I was photographing small insects when I saw this bee land. Unfortunately, it chose rather unsightly blue plastic to land on so I have toned that down a bit.

It is Megachile centuncularis

The stereo is crosseye. I shot two pairs but one from each pair gave the best result.

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Solitary Bee (Not certain of ID, but it was looking though it lived in a small burrow in an earth bank...…..……




Large Red Damselfly
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Solitary Bee (Not certain of ID, but it was looking though it lived in a small burrow in an earth bank.....
Looks like an elderly Melecta albifrons. Nice image.

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Small Red Damselfly[/url]
Large Red, male.

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Patchwork Leaf-cutter Bee with Leaf Clipping

I was photographing small insects when I saw this bee land. Unfortunately, it chose rather unsightly blue plastic to land on so I have toned that down a bit.

It is Megachile centuncularis

The stereo is crosseye. I shot two pairs but one from each pair gave the best result.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/160 at f11 ISO 800, hand-held.

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I only saw on with a leaf once when they nesting in the house wall.

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I only saw on with a leaf once when they nesting in the house wall.
Thanks, Alf.

They like nesting in my cactus pots or hanging baskets. Three of the cacti I repotted last week had freshly cut leaf pieces down at root level. The bees are much better at navigating in and out through doorways or roof vents than are Bumble Bees or Honey Bees.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Patchwork Leaf-cutter Bee with Leaf Clipping

I was photographing small insects when I saw this bee land. Unfortunately, it chose rather unsightly blue plastic to land on so I have toned that down a bit.

It is Megachile centuncularis


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That is very nice Harold. A fine specimen and very nicely taken.
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That is very nice Harold. A fine specimen and very nicely taken.
Thanks, Peter.

They are just getting going, so all fresh, young ones.

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Yes, Andrena cineraria male. Not common in the north.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Empis tessellata with Prey

I had given up finding more Rhingia when I saw one on some long, wild grass. The skies were darkening and light rain began to fall. I didn't get to frame the fly.

With rain still falling, I patrolled the local vegetation. After a while, I saw a dark shape on a leaf. It looked like a pair of large flies mating. When I got close I could see that it was a large Dance Fly. It was grasping, under its body, a fly of similar size and colour but with different antennae and much longer thoracic setae.

The light being poor, I tried various apertures, not wanting to use even higher ISO. The IS was not doing a very good job and many images had motion blur. The three I am uploading are not as sharp as I would like but I think they are worth sharing. Note the tiny droplets of rainwater on its head and legs.

The stereos are crosseye.

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Amazing series of photos Harold....
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