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Tachinidae - Actia crassicornis


Tachinidae - Actia crassicornis
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K5, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-04 3:20
Viewed: 2214
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Subsection: Calyptratae
Superfamily: Oestroidea
Family: Tachinidae

Tachinidae is a large and rather variable family of true flies within the insect order Diptera, with more than 8,200 known species and many more to be discovered. There are over 1300 species in North America. Insects in this family are commonly called tachina flies or simply tachinids. As far as is known, they all are Protelean parasitoids, or occasionally parasites, of Arthropoda.


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hallo Thijs
mooie scherpe foto met veel details
compositie en kleuren zijn prachtig
gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-04 10:04]

Hi Thijs,
Excellent detail and focus and amazing colors.
A very nice close-up of this fly.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6527 W: 89 N: 15623] (65355)
  • [2013-08-04 11:37]

Hi Thijs,the top of perfection! What a DOF and spectacular details of this tachina,great composition too,a yellow carpet from the heart of this flower,very original and very well done!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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