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Creoleon lugdunensis

Creoleon lugdunensis
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Copyright: Rafaila Florentina (Danye) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 20] (90)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100 f2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 2:40
Viewed: 5086
Points: 6
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.

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To CatherineD: Thank youDanye 1 08-25 04:20
To Alutka: Thank you,Danye 1 08-25 04:19
To jlinaresp: Thank youDanye 1 08-25 04:19
To eliz: MultumescDanye 1 08-25 04:18
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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-08-18 2:58]
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ce insecta interesanta. nici nu stiam ca exista asa ceva in Romania.
si imaginea este una foarte buna, aproape perfecta (exceptia fiind reflexiile pe aripi provenite de la blitz).

Hi Rafaila,

Good picture, suitable cut in handstand, good light, good optical support for the approach, excellent use of the flashbulb, the fund is perfect!



A good detailed shot of this impressive species,with great colour and exposure.
Good depthg too.
Very nice work. Congratulations!

Hello Rafaila,
Excellent post, very sharp, with beautiful background, nice composition. Best regards,

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