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Neurigona quadrifasciata

Neurigona quadrifasciata
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-04-01 3:16
Viewed: 3603
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
News from the backyard:

this 4 mm long leggy fly is Neurigona quadrifasciata (Fabr. 1781) (Diptera; Dolichopodidae; Langbeinfliegen). Since it has three stripes on the abdomen it is called "quadrifasciata" :-). The animal is preying on tiny insects. The forelegs show black combs, used during prenuptials. The male abdomen has a complicated system of claspers that only fit with female copulatory organs of the same species. The animal inhabits forests in Middle and Southern Europe. The species has not been shown before on TN.

Technical stuff: a tiny insect in the forest: a flash is needed. The dark background cannot always be avoided. And you have a very narrow DOF, you see it on the linden bark.

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hello Dietrich
very good macro with great details and lovely colours
greeting lou

Dietrich, this is an excellent macro. Amazing sharpness and great background. Thanks for your comment on my 'Dragging His Catch' photo. I appreciate it very much. Bill

Hello Dietrich,

A fine job of getting a macro-portrait of this delicate, little creature. Nice and sharp with a pleasant out of focus background. An excellent photo!

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