Joined: 02 Mar 2010
|Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:47 pm Post subject: Ecuador mix VII
Hammerhead fly (Richardiidae):
This wasp-mimicking tiger moth (Isanthrene sp.) is a true wonder and delight. Although the photo isn't great, it does show one particularly amazing detail. The two lines of white scales on the black abdomen which simulate the reflection of light on a wasp's smooth, black stinger!
Wasp-mimicking treehopper (Heteronotus sp.):
Adult hooded mantis (Choeradodis sp.):
Juvenile hooded mantis:
Crab orbweaver (Micrathena clypeata) with egg sac:
Weevil infected with cordyceps fungus (Ophiocordyceps curculionum):
For those curious about the watermarking, I am providing a kind of Ethical Exif data, essentially detailing the nature of the interaction with the subject.
????-Health injury/stress levels (scale 1-10-->??)
?-time in captivity
???? - in situ
???? - Use of cloning or extensive post processing
For those curious about the EE and scale you can refer to my earlier post
Thanks for looking and commenting,