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Ant Beetle (Thanasimus formicarius)

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One of natures mimics, this Ant Beetle "Thanasimus formicarius" is coloured like a Velvet Ant which are famous from their painful stinging.

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- John (Gio)

Camera:Olympus E-30
Lens:OLYMPUS 50mm Lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jun 2012 - 11:00 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-0.3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:On, Did not fire
Title:Ant Beetle (Thanasimus formicarius)
Username:Gio Gio
Uploaded:20 Jun 2012 - 7:51 AM
Tags:Ant, Ant beetle, Beetle, Black, Close-up / macro, Red, Velvet Ant, White, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:WindowonWildlife · CarolG · jennialexander · Alan_Baseley ·
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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 3:27 PM

Well captured, John, slightly different markings to my fella. He was crawling around my balcony Smile Carol

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