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Aug 21, 2019 14:17 as a reply to  @ post 18913950 |  #2446

Thanks. And yes both Robber flies
It’s a grasshopper. And quite a load for the robberfly to move!




  
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Aug 22, 2019 09:44 |  #2448

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Nice ones, pcs.


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Aug 22, 2019 12:48 |  #2449

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Aug 22, 2019 12:49 |  #2450

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Sometimes when I'm shooting a lethargic subject it will wake up and start going about it's normal routine. That's what happened while photographing this Saw Fly. The tricky part is tracking a moving subject when the frame at 4x is only 5.7mm wide by 3.7mm high.

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Aug 22, 2019 12:54 |  #2451

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Aug 22, 2019 17:54 as a reply to  @ post 18913661 |  #2453

Gotcha - thank you, very useful :)




  
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Aug 22, 2019 17:58 |  #2454

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This is the famous Gendarme - Pyrrhocoris apterus. Not a very offensive creature, they like limes. mallows and hollyhocks, to name but a few, and spend their entire life cycle in and around the plant/tree. They will appear in great numbers in spring and then again when the young are born, which is happening right now. Very photogenic and a very interesting insect.




  
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Aug 25, 2019 07:10 |  #2455

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On holiday in France and found two insects new to me

This has already been answered but we have a similar marked and coloured but more rounder that one finds associated with dead animals, literally by the hundreds. Where they live before then I have no idea.

This one was another rescued from the firewood in the lounge room.
It was late at night so I put it on the stainless steel bench where it turned upside down. Then I uprighted it but it took off
The green one above is similar looking.
Not the best I wasn't setup for such and just got an LED light I have for my cordless drill batteries and snapped the best I could


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Aug 25, 2019 17:21 as a reply to  @ avondale87's post |  #2456

The important thing is you did get photos of both sides.
Very well done!, :)

Someone will come along and use them to possibly put the pieces together.




  
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Aug 26, 2019 02:15 as a reply to  @ avondale87's post |  #2457

I think this is a 4th instar southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula. I'm not very good at all the instars but those three white dots along the nape of the dorsal view look like it. :)




  
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Aug 26, 2019 02:17 |  #2458

I found an ichnuemon wasp on our fennel in the garden yesterday. We don't see a lot of ichnuemons each summer as we don't have too many of the right plants for them, so it was a pleasure to get a decent photo of one. This is a Gasteruption species, perhaps jaculator. They're quite small, maybe an inch in length, and nearly impossible to identify when they're flying - they're like fragile invisible ripples of shadow. That's not a sting, by the way - that's the ovipositor which they'll drill down into wood or galls in search of someone else's eggs to lay their own on. It's a cut-throat business!


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Aug 26, 2019 04:56 |  #2459

Park Ranger wrote in post #18916438 (external link)
The important thing is you did get photos of both sides.
Very well done!, :)
Someone will come along and use them to possibly put the pieces together.

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I think this is a 4th instar southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula. I'm not very good at all the instars but those three white dots along the nape of the dorsal view look like it. :)

Thanks.
I Google that and looks very much same, just differing in colour.

I honestly don't know how you'd photograph these restless creatures, but then it was in a distressed state.



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Aug 26, 2019 09:43 |  #2460

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I found an ichnuemon wasp on our fennel in the garden yesterday. We don't see a lot of ichnuemons each summer as we don't have too many of the right plants for them, so it was a pleasure to get a decent photo of one. This is a Gasteruption species, perhaps jaculator. They're quite small, maybe an inch in length, and nearly impossible to identify when they're flying - they're like fragile invisible ripples of shadow. That's not a sting, by the way - that's the ovipositor which they'll drill down into wood or galls in search of someone else's eggs to lay their own on. It's a cut-throat business!

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Wow, very clearly depicted, and artistic too. That bit of red on the abdomen is pretty.

I used to wonder why I never saw ichneumon wasps, but then realized they are mostly smaller than one would expect, and can be inconspicuous. After that I saw lots of them.

The way they make their living sounds gruesome, but that's nature, and they do help keep nuisance bugs under control.


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