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Ameles spallanziana

Ameles spallanziana
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Copyright: Nicolas Moulin (nimou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Kodak DX6490, Raynox DCR250
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-08 15:58
Viewed: 3463
Points: 12
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Datos de la foto: Campo de Siurana. Camara Kodak DX6490 con Raynox DCR250, flash difusor casero con F8 a 1/250
Ameles spallanziana, pero no hay que confiarse: Hay unas cinco especies en nuestro país y son difíciles de diferenciar entre ellas. Esto es algo que a todos nos ha sorprendido al empezar a interesarnos por los insectos, en ninguna guía pueden venir todos, por la sencilla razón de que hay un número ingente de especies muy similares.

Ameles spallanziana:
Phylum: Arthropoda - Arthropodes.
Sub-phylum: Mandibulata - Mandibulates.
Super-classe: Hexapoda - Héxapodes.
Classe: Insecta - Insectes.
Ordre: Dictyoptera - Dictyopteres.
Sous-ordre: Mantodea - Mantodés.
Famille: Mantidae - Mantidés.
Sous-famille: Amelinae - Amélinés.
Genre: Ameles.
Espèce: spallanziana.
Nom vernaculaire: Mante religieuse.
Nom scientifique: Ameles spallanziana.
Elle peut être brune, verte ou grise, mais fait intéressant, elle peut être également bigarrée.

Ameles spallanziana:
Lengh: 10mm-30mm
It can be brown, green or gray, but what’s interesting, is that it can be also multicolour. Certain specimens are really beautiful and exotic.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-08 16:15]

Hi Nicolas. A very good shot .with good detail and colour. a very nice POV and DOF. It shows the insect of well. TFS. well done .ggod notes to.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-08 16:54]

Hi Nicolas,
Cool shot from an interesting viewpoint. I like the colors and looking down from behind the mantis. Good work. Regards,

Hola Nicolas,
Well composed, lovely image, pretty colors.
Nice shot.


Rare catch.
I think you should write: "Nom vernaculaire: Mante religieuse aptère". I'm not sure though as french normaly use the latin name for that one.
It definately can't be just "Mante religieuse" as this is another specy: "Mante religieuse" is "mantis religiosa".

Superbe macro, belles couleurs.

Hi Nicolas,
that's wonderful, so cute and tiny - I love your little mantis.
I never had the chance to find one, so thanks for sharing yours
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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