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An alien on my terrace

By daniello32  
This alien creature landed on my terrace on 30th, July, 2008, and seemingly enjoyed my taking about 25 pictures of it immensely. I hope you will like him/her just as well as I did. I have now been told by a member of this community that this creature is likely to be classifiable as a lacewing. This might solve the mystery.

Tags: Insects Colour Animal Nature Animals Macro General Close-up Colors Colours Color Dragonflies Dragonfly Close-up and macro Dragon Wildlife and nature

Voters: Mike59, imander, Crashingocean and 18 more

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imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2008 4:23PM
looks like some sort of mantid, i've never seen an insect like this, well captured, i will keep checking back to see if anyone can identifie it Smile

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21 Sep 2008 4:24PM
Crike!! what on earth ( if it is an earth creature ) is that. Graet detail.
21 Sep 2008 4:26PM
Dear Imander:
Thanks a lot for your comment. I think it is a species of dragonfly but I am not an expert.
Have a great Sunday!
21 Sep 2008 4:30PM
Thanks very much, Crashingocean! I will upload several more macros in the coming days, and I hope those will be no less interesting.
BURNSIE 9 25 4 England
21 Sep 2008 4:34PM
Great close up shot. Burnsie
21 Sep 2008 4:36PM
Thanks a lot for your kind appreciation, Burnsie!
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
21 Sep 2008 4:48PM
Excellent macro, what an interesting beastie.
21 Sep 2008 4:50PM
Many thanks, John!
Tony_B 10 6 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2008 4:55PM
Cracking shot, such detail, well done

Tony B
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9 7.4k 30 England
21 Sep 2008 5:09PM
WOW. Unreal. Brilliant macro. So much detail, and it looks transparent.
21 Sep 2008 5:11PM
I am moved by such an array of positive comments so soon after I uploaded this picture. John, Tony, Chris and everybody else, thank you VERY MUCH!
lesgoodey 12 5 1 England
21 Sep 2008 5:48PM
What on earth is that? what country did it come from?
Great close up.
21 Sep 2008 5:59PM
Dear Lesgoodey:
I have no idea exactly what this creature is called but it paid a visit to me on 30th, July, 2008. I live in Budapest, Hungary, on the hilly side of the city, and this creature landed on the vertical matrac of the swinging bed on my large terrace around 10 p.m. in the evening. It stayed for about 15 minutes, during which there was a spell of about 2 minutes when it rested at the same place. That allowed me to take about 25 shots with flash. 5 or 6 of these are sharp and useful, I cropped the current picture from one of these. I am extremeky glad about all the positive comments I am receiving, and will upload further macros in the coming days and weeks, which will hopefully be received with the same degree of interest and enthusiasm.
Kind regards:
jason_e 13 15 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2008 6:52PM
great shot and very well captured.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
21 Sep 2008 7:58PM
An amazing creature! I'm looking forward to seeing more of it!! Smile
21 Sep 2008 8:07PM
Thanks ever so much, dear Karen and Jason!!!
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2008 8:55PM
Looks like a lacewing to me.
mars 10 England
27 Sep 2008 8:00AM
Just spotted this.....what incredible detail you have captured!

27 Sep 2008 8:08AM
Thanks so much for your compliments, Mars!
RTDS 9 Cyprus
2 Oct 2008 6:50AM
Great shot and nice details.
Iam pretty sure this is an Antlion...i think they are called.
2 Oct 2008 6:51AM
Thanks very much for your compliments, Robert, and for identifying this creature for me!

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