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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-10 13:14
Viewed: 1475
Points: 26
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Regno: Animalia

Sottoregno: Eumetazoa


Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Tracheata

Superclasse: Hexapoda

Classe: Insecta

Sottoclasse: Pterygota

Coorte: Endopterygota

Superordine: Oligoneoptera

Sezione: Panorpoidea

Ordine: Diptera

Sottordine: Brachycera

Coorte: Orthorrhapha

Famiglia: Asilidae

Gli Asilidi (Asilidae LATREILLE, 1802) sono una vasta famiglia di insetti dell'ordine dei ditteri (Brachycera: Muscomorpha) che comprende circa 7.000 specie, diffuse in tutto il mondo. Il gruppo, insieme ai Bombyliidae e ai Therevidae, è il più rappresentativo della superfamiglia degli Asiloidea ed è uno dei più importanti nell'ambito dei Brachiceri inferiori. Gli Asilidi sono insetti predatori, sia allo stadio giovanile sia allo stadio adulto, e si nutrono di piccoli artropodi, principalmente altri insetti. Malgrado siano presenti, fra i Ditteri, altri gruppi sistematici comprendenti forme predatrici allo stadio adulto, gli Asilidi sono forse i più rappresentativi, per numero di specie, per uniformità di comportamento trofico e per grado di aggressività, al punto di meritarsi il nome comune, in inglese, di robber flies ("mosche predatrici", "mosche predone"). In virtù dell'ampia diffusione, della spiccata biodiversità e della notevole attività, questa famiglia ricopre un ruolo rilevante sulla stabilità ecologica delle entomofaune.

Insects in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly called robber flies. The family Asilidae contains about 7,100 described species worldwide. All robber flies have stout, spiny legs, a dense moustache of bristles on the face (mystax), and 3 simple eyes (ocelli) in a characteristic depression between their two large compound eyes. The mystax helps protect the head and face when the fly encounters prey bent on defense. The antennae are short, 3-segmented, sometimes with a bristle-like structure called an arista. The short, strong proboscis is used to stab and inject victims with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes which paralyze and digest the insides; the fly then sucks the liquefied meal through the proboscis. Many species have long, tapering abdomens, sometimes with a sword-like ovipositor. Others are fat-bodied bumblebee mimics. Adult robber flies attack other flies, beetles, butterflies and moths, various bees, ants, dragon and damselflies, Ichneumon wasps, grasshoppers, and some spiders.

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Ciao Roberto, altra macro favolosa, qualità strepitosa, fantastici dettagli, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-10 13:27]

Porca l'oca che macro,sembra fatta attraverso il microscopio,foto eccezzionale,magari un pelo di contrasto in piu'..ma davvero super! Buon weekend,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-10 13:40]

Hello Roberto,
Amazing macro in superb details and splendid colours. Great in all aspects. What a beauty!
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Roberto
A superb macro with fantastic detail and colour.
Best wishes,

Ciao Roberto
照的清晰 很漂亮的昆蟲
光線亮麗 整體非常的清楚剔透
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Roberto,
Excellent quality picture to me.Details of this Rubber Fly is really outstanding.I like splendid light here.Well sharpness with nice presentation.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Interesting subject and beautiful photo Roberto!
Very good composition, wonderful soft lighting and very good sharpness!

Ciao Roberto,
sempre super le tue macro.
Complimenti e Buon Anno
Ciao Vanni

Hi Roberto, Awesome macro of this insect. I feel the moist atmosphere as it tells from the shine on the leaves on the right corner. Fantastic natural colours and light. Thanks

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-12 8:15]

Hi Roberto,
Fantastic details and amazing colours with perfect composition.
Very nice shot of this insect.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Roberto
Bravo for this striking macro! Everything I look at is perfectly captured. I would not have minded if this image had my name on it. Spectacular indeed! My compliments.
Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Roberto has achieved a macro you do not see every day. Wonderful!

a hug

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Roberto.
This is perfect macro

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