|Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun)
|Date Taken: 2009-05-03|
|Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-07-17 10:02|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Antlions are a family of insects in the order Neuroptera with the scientific name Myrmeleontidae (sometimes misspelled as "Myrmeleonidae"); the most well-known genus is Myrmeleo. There are about 2,000 species. Strictly speaking, the term "antlion" applies to the larval form of the members of this family, but while several languages have their own terms for the adult, there is no widely used word for them in English. Very rarely, the adults are called "antlion lacewings".|
The antlion larva is often called "doodlebug" in North America because of the odd winding, spiralling trails it leaves in the sand while looking for a good location to build its trap, as these trails look like someone has doodled in the sand. It is also sometimes called sand dragon.
Superorder: Endopterygota or Neuropterida
I was waiting to get a picture of this insect in open wings, but it did not fulfill my wish :)
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- kanu (5)
- [2009-07-17 10:10]
Very well captured image !!!! i think i have seen its larvae snap on tn posted by milind . anyways nice work with detailed sharpness and well diagonaly composed. thanbks for sharing.
- [2009-07-17 10:11]
Hi Arjun. Once again you have taken a well focused close up of an insect. The detail is first class as with the colour. I like the pose on the single grass .Well done TFs.
Have a nice weekend.
Wow Dude! that is one impressive ant. Not sure if I could sleep or more than camp anywhere near this puppy...a VERY good presentation on the diagonal. A perfect perch...better than my leg:-) good addition and fine notes.
Love the diagonaled composition!!!
Mario wising you & your beloved family,नमस्ते