Some Lockdown Macros


Link Posted 03/06/2020 - 20:39
All taken with K5 and Pentax-F 100 macro. (Thank you John)

First an old friend - Gasteruption jaculator:

Next an old favourite - the handsome European Woolcarder Bee;

Finally, can anyone identify this very impressive moth? It was too far into the flower bed for a clear shot and I could not photograph the upper wings which were perhaps a dark brown. I cannot find a likely candidate in my learned journals. It has a wingspan of about 2 inches?

Of course feel free.

Last Edited by cbrog on 03/06/2020 - 20:40


Link Posted 04/06/2020 - 11:09
Glad to see that lovely lens is getting such good use (I've still got a copy myself)

Can't help with the Moth identification - but I suspect you'll get some assistance very soon........


Link Posted 04/06/2020 - 11:25
Have you tried using the 'Seek' app on your smartphone?

Guess that you have identified the 'Gasteruption jaculator' (unless you made that up! ) I guess you've used quite a few resources already,

Nice images
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Link Posted 04/06/2020 - 12:09
[quote:3496ace15f="ilovesaabs"]Have you tried using the 'Seek' app on your smartphone?

I do not actually own a smart phone

That is the proper name of this seriously weird little wasp !

Last Edited by cbrog on 04/06/2020 - 12:15


Link Posted 05/06/2020 - 01:22
That ovipositor is seriously bad news for some poor creature! Super pictures of it nevertheless.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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