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    as much macro as my camera can take. F2.8 aperture.
    Some weird mosquito. Possibly best viewed large

    Johny Day and ARCHIVEglobal added this photo to their favorites.

    1. [deleted] 109 months ago | reply

      Wow. The thorns on the legs look dangerous!

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    2. eatingorange 109 months ago | reply

      hmmm... does it have a stinger? looks pretty creepy. that's quite a wingspan. its a good macro. you can precisely see the dof. cool!

    3. Johny Day 109 months ago | reply

      Felecitation I love it when someone post a macro with the option of a Large View , this is one that blows my mind , instant FAV , bravo

    4. chezamy 109 months ago | reply

      mini it!


    5. doug_r 109 months ago | reply

      intriguing and very well done.

    6. Patterson-Stein 109 months ago | reply

      on what surface is the bug?

    7. kainet 109 months ago | reply

      thanks everyone! Patterson, its on a wall

    8. s0ulsurfing 109 months ago | reply

      great shot, amazing creature

    9. depassagem 108 months ago | reply

      oh god
      please say you kileed it afterwards!

    10. Gavatron 105 months ago | reply

      Lovely capture, especially the DOF.

      I think that rather than a mosquito, you've captured a kind Crane Fly. They're in the Tipulidae family. While they do look like giant mosquitoes, they thankfully don't bite us.

      Here's a photo of a North American one:

      A crane fly

    11. kainet 105 months ago | reply

      thanks for the info! I wasn't really shure if it was a mosquito,guess i was wrong, hehe

    12. Albita. 103 months ago | reply

      Dan ganas de aplastarlo. Por cierto, que estructura más extraña, parece un montón de columnas de un edificio medio caído, no sé cómo explicalo...

    13. vitaman 87 months ago | reply

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    14. Bichomalonuncamuere 82 months ago | reply

      Nice pic but it is NOT A MOSQUITO, neither a crane fly but a kind of moth (LEPIDOPTERA) belonging to the strange familly of PTEROPHORID.

    15. Jaume Torán 81 months ago | reply

      Right, that's a plume moth. Probably a Stenoptilia pterodactyla. Really nice picture.

    16. runneralan2004 51 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the Creative Commons license on this terrific photo. We used the image on the Science Business blog; see

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