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Copyright: Tim Inman (tinman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon Macro EF 100mm F2.8 USM, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-27 6:55
Viewed: 3771
Points: 12
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Hi everyone - long time away due to work and health.

This wood borer worm was taken at Aldam Resort when I went there with Gerhard. The whole section of the acacia tree had fallen over the road and we stopped to see what was going on. This guy was lying in the soft pulp in the one section. He was so full he could hardly move.

Hope you like it

Cheers. Tim

Thanks to all for the welcome back! This guy was between 7 and 10cm if I am not mistaken - he fitted on my palm curled up like in the photo.

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Nice Macro shot of the Wood Borer, this fatty won't be moving for quite some time ^_^

What a disgusting looking creature! How big are these worms?
A great image, and good to see you back Tim.
Well done and thanks for posting.

A bit disgusting at first. But very good picture, when you get used to the look of the creature.

This is a standard wood boring larvae of a beetle of some sort this curled attitude seems to be normal when they are out of their tunnels, and unable to support them selves. they are unable to move outside the tunnel confines. They also need a large gut to process the wood pulp which is very poor in food value. Well worth posting this clearly seen beastie and welcome back.

Nice close-up Tim! Great details. Just a bit soft focused. Tripod?? Good work.

Haha! Great macro shot. Was a flash used?

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