Unusual Insects or Spiders

Challenge #111 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge gives you an opportunity to showcase some unusual, 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. Where possible, the insects or spiders should be outside in their natural environment. Macro and close-up photos welcome. Size of entry:1,600px MAXIMUM.
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Mantis fly
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Submitted: Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 05:29 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 14th May, 2005
Focal length: 210 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
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