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Anthrax anthrax

Anthrax anthrax
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-03 13:42
Viewed: 3894
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Anthrax anthrax (Schrank, 1781)
Family: Bombyliidae

Antrax anthrax is a nest parasite of solitary bees of the genus Osmia that nest in walls and holes in wood. As these bees are common in the urban environment, A. anthrax can also be found in the urban environment, even in large cities.
Wing darkened for over twothirds of its surface, discal cell entirely darkened; abdomen black, with whitish hair patches in the hind corners. 7-13mm.
You can find a useful key of the Anthrax sp. here.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-03 13:47]

Hi Catherine. A warm and colourful picture of the Bee. Taken with good detail and sharp focusing. I like your top POV so we can see the whole of the body . with the open wings. good use of the light. well done TFS.

Hello Catherine!
Wonderful macro picture with very good details.
I like this family of flies because some of these species are known as parasites on my favourite group - tiger beetles :>
Greetings from Lodz,

Hi Catherine!

A POV powerfully attractive, great approach and a light full of interesting tones. Very good work!



Hello Catherine,

an good macro shot from this insect with good detail, sharpness and dof.
Good of detail with fine soft tones and colours.


Excellent capture, very sharp details, nice natural light and warm colors,well blured BG,
TFS and best regards,

Ciao Catherine. I like these brown tones in very good DOF an details. Nice compo and BG from right POV choisen.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-05 4:10]

Bonjour Catherine,
Des mouches que je connais bien et que je trouve assez fascinantes. Il y a sur mon pré plusieurs espèces avec divers motifs sur les ailes. J'ai malheureusement perdu les images lors du crash de mon ordinateur l'année dernière. Une image ton sur ton et une belle lumière.
Un grand merci

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