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  • March 09
  • Stink bug nymph
  • Hawthorn shieldbug

  • February 25
  • Unidentified ant

  • February 24
  • Unidentified larva
  • Stink bug nymphs

  • February 23
  • Unidentified insect
  • Leafhopper

  • February 17
  • Unidentified larva
  • Leafhopper

  • February 10
  • Winter mosquito
  • Unidentified fly

  • February 09
  • True bugs
  • Plume mosquito (males)
  • Unidentified insects
  • Fly: Calliphora vicina


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Nymph 2008-03-09 - Stink bug nymph
Lens: Raynox DCR-150
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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This little stink bug nymph was not more than 3 mm long and not really the best for Raynox 150. Still, I wanted to see how it coped. Not surprisingly I didn't get as close as with the 250, but the depth of focus wa better..
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Stink bug 2008-03-09 - Hawthorn shieldbug
Lens: Raynox DCR-150
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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With a length of approximately 12mm the Hawthorn shieldbug, Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale, is one of the largest shieldbugs I've come across. It is also one of them most beautiful. Different kinds of green with different kinds of brown markings..
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Ant 2008-02-25 - Unidentified ant
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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Ants are almost always on the move and therefor difficult to photograph. Most of them can be found either on the ground or climbing plants which both adds to the difficulties. This one however (or rather these two, because it is two different) was found walking on the wooden railing.
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Larva 2008-02-24 - Unidentified larva
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f5,6, f8 (last one)
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This must be same kind of larva that I photographed on the 17th. At least it looks the same. I don't think it's the same individual though. Probably not. This was found on the opposite side of the pond. Unfortunately I started out with the wrong aperture.
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Nymphs 2008-02-24 - Stink bug nymphs
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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We have quite a few kinds of stink / shield bugs. They vary in size but most are quite colourful with more or less incredible markings. Today I found two different kinds of stink / shield bug nymphs. Both were small; about 4 mm long. .
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Unidentified 2008-02-23 - Unidentified insect
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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This is not the first time I see this insect. And I saw about half a dozen of them today on various places. Its back body seems to be quite inflated. Could be a female with eggs inside. I really don't know. It doesn't look to be a true fly because I can't see any "stabilizers" on its sides.
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Leafhopper 2008-02-23 - Leafhopper
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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I found another leafhopper in Jordbodalen today. Or was it the same as last time? No, it can't be because this one has green eyes (the one on the 17th had brown eyes). But they do look very much alike. The were the same size though: about 6 mm
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Larva 2008-02-17 - Unidentified larva
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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Only a small larva, about 8 mm or so. Probably some kind of moth larva but I don't know what kind. It is not one of the most spectacular or colourful, but still quite interesting. It moved around a lot but thankfully not very fast.
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Leafhopper 2008-02-17 - Leafhopper
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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I find leafhoppers to be both interesting and quite beautiful. They vary a bit in size, but most of them are small. Like this one. It was about 5 or 6 mm long. The markings and colours are incredible and some seems to change when lit by the diffused flash.
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Mosquito 2008-02-10 - Winter mosquito
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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In Sweden we call the Trichocera saltator Winter Mosquito because it can be found even in winter. It is a mosquito but fortunately it doesn't suck blood. It is 4 - 8 mm long with quite long legs. This individual was about 8 mm and only allowed me these two photos. Then it flew away.
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Fly 2008-02-10 - Unidentified fly
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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This insect looks more like a small fly in the photos than it did to the naked eye. It was about 5 or 6 mm long with rather thin straight wings. Luckily for me it didn't seem to mind me taking photos of it and I got quite a few. The last three are slightly cropped.
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True bugs 2008-02-09 - True bugs
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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These true bugs are quite small, about 5 mm. They don't look very significant to the naked eye, but seen thrue the macro lens they appear quite beautiful. Their markings are incredible, almost like they were hand painted. All these photos have been cropped.
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Plume mosquito 2008-02-09 - Plume mosquito
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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The name of this mosquito derrives from the plume like antennae the males have. It is about 8 mm long not counting legs. These are quite long. When they swurm they almost look like small clouds. This mosquito don't suck blood. Here are two different individuals. Both male.
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Oids 2008-02-09 - Unidentified insects
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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I'm far from being an expert on insects and the book I've got only cover 450 diferent species. So there will be quite a few that remain unidentified. Here is one that looks like a small (young) earwig, a hariy 3 mm long larva, an almost centimetre long insect and a fly.
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Fly 2008-02-09 - Calliphora vicina
Lens: Raynox DCR-250
Flash: Yes, diffused
Settings: Av mode, ISO 80, 1/60s, f8
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This fly is very common here in Sweden, and you can find indoors as well as outdors. It's quite big, up to 15 mm and quite hairy. At a distance it appears black but at a closer look it's actually metallic blue and silvery amber coloured details.
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