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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Dictyopharid Planthopper
by bobcamm
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(Rhynchomitra microrhina) This interesting little hopper appears to have lost a fight with a pencil sharpener.
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Submitted: Sunday, 9th February, 2014 03:23 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 24th August, 2011
Focal length: 105 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Notes: Shot with a macro bellows, hand-held Vivitar 285 flash with infra-red remote trigger
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