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by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sumatra part IV
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Ant with "mealybug: is a Meranoplus species.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sumatra part IX
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

It is possible they are Leptogenys however they seem a bit bulkier than I am used to seeing with that genus.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sumatra part IX
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Wonderful, the ants with larvae are apparently an Aenictus species. The queen is a Camponotus. Not entirely sure about the Ponerines with the katydid.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Polistes wasp on nest
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

I agree, nice shot. the orientation is a bit bizarre but who said they have to read the rule books. P dominulis is definitely one of those species which will do their own thing much like the introduced argentine ants (Linepithema humile) and brown widows (Latrodectus geometricus) do.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Costa Rica part IX
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Love the army ants, they are a Neivamyrmex species. Cant quite tell which one though. Possibly N. gibbatus. However it is one of the more rarely seen species.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Wed May 01, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: White Mystery Insect From St Lucia: Cushion Icerya purchasi
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Looks like a large cottony cushion scale to me.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Gorgeous redhead
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Great shots, definitely does look like an Arctiid to me as well.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: museum on the chopping block
Replies: 0
Views: 993

museum on the chopping block

This was originally sent to me due to my entomological interests but it totally is something that will potentially effect us and we should be aware of it. I know there is some trepidation about signing these online petitions and I have my own as well but I think this is a serious enough issue that i...
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Polyrhachis zoom zoom series
Replies: 2
Views: 785

All quite lovely, yes the last is a Camponotus sp.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Crab on rock
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Nice, these crabs are usually fairly tough to approach. I am glad the populations there are still high. Once very common on the rocks in Southern California they have all but vanished now.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Quiz - solved plus image
Replies: 16
Views: 4267

Nope definitely adult ant lions, Vella fallax. When they were done all that was left were wings.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Quiz - solved plus image
Replies: 16
Views: 4267

I have not seen this behavior with dragon flies however this summer I observed it a couple of times with ants lions eating larger moths. First I saw I thought I had stepped on until it finished and flew away.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Insect meets venus flytrap
Replies: 3
Views: 812

I concur, when I was growing flytraps, harvestman were common catches.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun May 06, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wasp
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Wasp/hornet either way it is a nice photo, "Hornet" tends to be the term applied to the larger "Yellow Jacket" type wasps which this is.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ants
Replies: 16
Views: 1980

I love Polyrhachis.