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Scorpionfly (Panorpidae)

Posted by
itchydogimages (Pu'er, China) on 13 November 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Unusual insects that are classified separately to other flies. They are Order Mecoptera rather than Order Diptera. (Meizihu Park, Pu'er, Yunnan)

SONY DSC-R1 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 160 72 mm

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jay from MUMBAI, India


13 Nov 2011 11:22am

L'angevine from Angers, France

eh bien c'est bien la première fois que je vois cette bête

13 Nov 2011 12:39pm

Pedro_eric from Trowbridge, United Kingdom

Great macro well captured.

13 Nov 2011 3:32pm

Amir Goharshahi ( Ma$ter Pics ) from Mashhad, Iran

how brilliant!
good job

13 Nov 2011 8:20pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A great macro - very well done !

13 Nov 2011 8:53pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Splendide ... netteté et couleurs parfaites ... une très belle composition ...compliments

13 Nov 2011 10:51pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany


15 Nov 2011 12:58pm

1/125 second
ISO 160
72 mm