Amazon Pics Part 29

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Amazon Pics Part 29

Post by Moebius »

This one is similar to the Netwing Beetles we have in the central US, but this one has different colors:

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These guys, 5-10mm in length, congregated together by the hundreds on a small path of a tree trunk. Whether they were newly hatched or somehow were able to get nutrients through the wood of the tree I can only speculate. The thorax and abdomen resemble an homoteran, but the eyes and antenna don't seem typical. Anybody have an idea what these things could be?

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Again, these pics look dark to me, but it might be that I am on my uncalibrated monitor at work. At home they didn't look this dark. How do they appear to you?

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Definitely dark as of 6:10 am PST. For the two different calibrations that I use on this monitor (one "standard", one print-matched), the third image works better with a Photoshop level adjust of (0,1.15,255). That makes it look OK on both settings. Otherwise it's marginal at the standard setting and very dark for the print-matched setting. I'm afraid this one's going to be tricky -- at least for me, it's the dark images that show the most difference between calibrations.

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Post by Moebius »

After a tip from LordV on another forum, I believe the last two pics are from the Order - PSOCOPTERA.

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Post by svalley »

Ken, interesting shots. They do appear a bit dark, but good captures all the same. The tangle of antennae in the 2nd shot confused my eye/brain into thinking that the each only had 1. Cool critters.
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Post by beetleman »

I was going to say barklice but you beat me to it Ken. I posted a shot of a local one here from this summer. I had never seen one before :shock:
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... t=barklice
Yours are much more alien looking. The third shot looks like the barklice watering hole. The netwinged beetle is pretty cool also. Great captures. :wink:
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Post by cactuspic »

Interesting cptures of some unusual insects. More fine work Ken.

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