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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European Dwarf Mantis (Ameles spallanzania), Adriatic See, The Island of Brač
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Submitted: Sunday, 9th February, 2014 21:29 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 21st June, 2013
Focal length: 180 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F14
ISO: 200
Notes: Macro, handheld shot, M mode, twin flash
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