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Ichneumon fly

By brownargus
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!

Tags: Macro Insect Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: baxster, blondiebee, bppowell and 6 more

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baxster 10 England
12 Jun 2008 12:35PM
cracking macro shot.

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whiteswan01 10 13 England
12 Jun 2008 3:36PM
nice macro but it is ugly with that long ended tail
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
25 Jun 2008 11:26AM
Nasty bug, lol. Lovely shot tho'.


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