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Alien of the Rainforest

Alien of the Rainforest
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E5, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-01 5:40
Viewed: 2405
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I first faced this creature I searched for orientation to identify the various body parts.

This a species of the bug family Reduviidae which I found on Sulawesi and which I could not determine up to now.
Comparatively little is known on insects of Sulawesi apart from butterflies. Particularly the south-eastern peninsula has been severely neglected.

Rainforest to the north-east of Kolaka, Sulawesi-Tenggara, Indonesia

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This is definitely a very unique kind of insect from Indonesia, Peter. It has exceptionally unusual limbs like that set of extensions on its head. You have identified the genus, though a little more details about it would remain a curiosity for me.
The image is technically perfect and we get to see its body parts with utmost clarity.

Ciao Peter, really an alien creature, I never see before, superb sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hallo Peter
SUPER good picture and a super object to post on TN
i like this bug
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-01 14:58]

Hi Peter,very interesting,i tought to a spider before to read your note,a great first time on TN and a magnificent capture of one of the most curious insects of the gallery,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter, very interesting subject, good research. Regards, Alan

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-11-04 2:24]

Amaizing creature and good macro Peter! Thankyou very much for sharing this interesting species. Congratulation. Saludos.

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