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Let's see your dung beetles, African insects and arachnids...

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#41 Game Warden

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 09:04 AM

Let's see some more macro shots of Africa's insects, arachnids etc...


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Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:52 PM

I know next to nothing about creepy-crawlies, but this should at lest be a giraffe-necked weevil...

 

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...elephant weevil...

 

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...and a, I think, black and white marbled weevil.

 

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Edit: Found another giraffe-necked, a female this time:

 

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Edited by savoche, 30 December 2014 - 05:54 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:59 PM

Heading off into to less charted waters with some praying mantises. 

 

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This one is tiny!

 

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 11:00 AM

A huge topic for one thread ! Here are a very few of our insects, beetles, arachnids...

 

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:05 PM

No Dung Beatles, arachnids or Macro lenses, just my trusty 70-300 VR (hand held)

 

Dragonfly -  Maasai Mara in November 2010 (staying at Porini Lion Camp), 1/160s f14@ iso200, 240mm

 

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Butterfly -  Pyereras Reptiles Park, Madagascar in November 2013, 1/80s f5.6@ iso200, 70mm

 

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 11:27 AM

Correction to the above, I now think this is a Madagascar moon moth


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 05:59 PM

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~ @Africian:

 

It doesn't get any finer than that!

 

What a MAGNIFICENT dragonfly portrait!

 

Thank you for posting it.

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:05 PM

Here's a Papilio dardanus or Mocker Swallowtail butterfly.  Thanks @Tom K for the ID! 

 

(personally, I think that butterflies, as well as dragonflies, deserve their own thread :P :P )

 

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:16 PM

Here's a large beetle - no clue what kind!

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:17 PM

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~ @savoche

 

Terrific praying mantis image!

 

The focus and color are stunningly lovely!

 

Thank you for posting this.

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:18 PM

And I have no idea what this is, but a friend of mine said "it looks like it's from Jamaica"  LOL!!  Naw, it's just from Ghana :P

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

Here's a Papilio dardanus or Mocker Swallowtail butterfly.  Thanks @Tom K for the ID! 

 

(personally, I think that butterflies, as well as dragonflies, deserve their own thread :P :P )

 

~ @Abena

 

That's such a lovely photograph.

 

I agree with you, dragonflies deserve their own forum, as do butterflies.

 

It's been such a pleasure to work with you on species identification.

 

Tom K.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:33 PM

Thanks so much, @Tom K - your encouragement makes me trust my photography enough to post pics!


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:41 PM

And I have no idea what this is, but a friend of mine said "it looks like it's from Jamaica"  LOL!!  Naw, it's just from Ghana :P

 

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~ @Abena

 

It's Euchromia formosa, Splendrous Hornet (moth).

 

Thank you for the beautiful image!

 

As usual, you spoil us with Ghana's lovely wildlife.

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:43 PM

Thanks so much, @Tom K - your encouragement makes me trust my photography enough to post pics!

 

~ @Abena

 

As consistently pleasing as your Ghana wildlife images have been, you have ample reason to be confident.

 

We greatly appreciate your ongoing image selections from West Africa.

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 03:04 PM

@Abena... you need to spend more time on ST...


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 05:56 PM

And here one of my attempts :)

 

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:49 PM

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Grasshopper's Perspective

 
Photographed at 11:10 am on 29 July, 2015 directly above the Emakoko safari lodge, Nairobi, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.
 
ISO 200, 1/3200 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.
 
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This image was made during a nature walk in the nearby environs of the Emakoko, beside Nairobi National Park, led by guide @Peter Muigai. It required repositioning at a distance to focus the 400mm lens.
 
The bright green grasshopper stood out from the rocky soil surface. How did such an incongruous insect end up in such a barren patch, where it was vulnerable to any predator with color vision?

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 12:16 PM

There is life everywhere in Africa. Be careful not to tread on it.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 09:14 AM

Golden Orb spider.

Taken on my first trip to Kenya more years ago than I care to remember, 

and cannot remember photographic details.

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