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Posts tagged “moths

longhorn

Here’s a male Longhorn (Mystacides azurea) enjoying the good weather here in Amsterdam 🙂  It’s a kind of caddisfly with very long antennae (which unfortunately are out of focus). They’re very small, only 6-9 mm long so even if they’re quite common you really have to look for them. I took this picture with a Raynox 250 attached on my Fuji lens, not really used to handle it yet (the 150 is much more forgiving and easier to use) but I hope I’ll get there.


dagsvärmare

A Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum), photographed in Sardinia.

Its long proboscis and its hovering behaviour, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers.

Note that this is a species of Sphingidae, and shouldn’t be confused with the moths called hummingbird moths in North America, genus Hemaris.

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w31

Some photos I took this afternoon 🙂 I was especially thrilled to find the beautiful moth!

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7-spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata)

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Not sure that kind of spider this is?

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Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)

Wood Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina)

Wood Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina)

And: caleephotography is 3 years old! 😀

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