Interesting Insects

Challenge #85 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge gives you the opportunity to showcase some interesting insects, or arthropods which you've captured on your camera. Let's think beyond honey bees, bumblebees, butterflies etc to some of the more unusual creatures you've found. If you don't know what they are, then another member might know. The insects should be outside in the natural world if possible, doing their natural thing. Macro and close-up photos welcome. Size of entry:1,600px MAXIMUM.
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Female Antlion
by RuthC
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The very long, narrow body of a female antlion sits quietly on my washing line wire.
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Submitted: Saturday, 28th December, 2013 11:34 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
Focal length: 5.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F5.6
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Notes: Hand-held. (I hung the clothes in a different part of the line until she departed.)
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