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Ichneumon fly

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This insect (about 20 mm long overall) is a female ichneumon fly one of many species in the UK. It predates on other insects by inserting an egg into, e.g. a larva, using its long ovipositor at the end of its abdomen. The egg then develops and consumes the larva - pretty grisly!

Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma 105 macro + 1.5 convertor
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Ichneumon fly
Username:brownargus brownargus
Uploaded:12 Jun 2008 - 12:10 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Insect, Macro, Wildlife / nature
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baxster
baxster  7 England
12 Jun 2008 - 12:35 PM

cracking macro shot.
ian

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whiteswan01
12 Jun 2008 - 3:36 PM

nice macro but it is ugly with that long ended tail
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BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 11:26 AM

Nasty bug, lol. Lovely shot tho'.

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