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Reduviidae - nymph

Reduviidae - nymph
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (reversed)
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-10 11:22
Viewed: 2503
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Size of about 4 mm.

Reduviidae nymph and micro ant.


The Reduviidae are a large cosmopolitan family of the order Hemiptera (true bugs). They are slightly unusual overall, but very common among the Hemiptera because almost all are terrestrial ambush predators (most other predatory Hemiptera are aquatic). The main examples of nonpredatory Reduviidae are some blood-sucking ectoparasites in the subfamily Triatominae. Though spectacular exceptions are known, most members of the family are fairly easily recognizable; they have a relatively narrow neck, sturdy build, and formidable curved proboscis (sometimes called a rostrum). Large specimens should be handled with caution, if at all, because they sometimes defend themselves with a very painful stab from the proboscis.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-10 11:33]

Hello Paulo,
Stunning macro in superb sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful natural colors. Good composition and POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-10 12:07]

Hi Paulo,fantastic macro of this nymph,and what a details too on the micro ant! A magnificent capture,the body and colors style of the nymph are beautiful,very interesting post.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Paulo
Awesome macro with a wonderful composition. Very sharp detail which shows off these two unique and unusual species of insects perfectly.
Good notes.
TFS Janice

Hello Paulo,
What can I say about a fantastic macro image with such a superb clarity and outstanding focus? Incredible DOF and natural colors.
Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.....

hallo Paulo
great shot of this nymph with beautiful colours and nice composition
thanks gr lou

Hello Paulo,
Outstanding photograph! So beautiful BS as well as composition. I like details and color on Nymph. Good work...
Thanks for sharing,

Outstanding and stunning picture Paulo.Perfect macro.

Thanks for sharing.

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