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Termite Mimic spider ? - ID please

Termite Mimic spider ? - ID please
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Copyright: vipin baliga (vipinbaliga) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 12 N: 44] (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 500D T1i, Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS + Raynox DCR 250, 58mm Kenko UV
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-26 6:30
Viewed: 4385
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dunno How crazy i am to assume these names... :-)

Somehow It looks like a termite mimic to me... almost similar size too... He had almost breached a termite mound when i noticed him first... Soon enough he was out with a termite...!!!

He didn't stay in a place while feeding, just kept moving here and there continuously until he was done with the meal... The dry shell was then dropped and he vanished... :-(

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hello Vipin,
This is an excellent macro and I this is very interesting. You've out done yourself with this image. Very well done and tfs.

hello Vipin
very good picture with great details and beautiful colours
the sharpness is very good
i think this is a SPIDER look to the many eyes ,with a prey
thanks Vipin for the nice comments you give on my picture,s
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-26 8:46]

Hello neighbour Vipin,
I'm not an expert, but I think Lou is right. It has 8 legs, so it's a spider.
Good sharpness, details and beautiful matching colours.

Hello Vipin
Great beautiful details and colors, great macro shot, I think it is a spider because of the legs and eyes, and as you described the feeding process. Interesting. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Hi Vipin,

Great macro shot!
You've captured this spider with great sharpness.
Well done & TFS.


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