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Tetanocera arrogans

Tetanocera arrogans
Photo Information
Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-18 10:16
Viewed: 2635
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A pretty couple ;)
Those flies belong to the family sciomyzidae. Most sciomyzid specialize as mollusc endoparasites, meaning their larvae live inside snails or slugs. Very useful to have in the garden.
Well, beauty is in the mind of the beholder, they say.

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WOW,, LOL and "pretty" indeed. If i came across this in my garden, most DEFINITELY would have to capture this pose, just LOOK at the "prickly feet balance" on that forehead. Amazing macro portrayed!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-20 11:45]

Hi Philippe,
A very nice close-up of this insect. Nice colours and sharpness details. Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

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