Monday, July 07, 2008

Assassin Bug Nymph (Again)

Another assassin bug nymph. This one enjoying a beetle break. (Blogger is being totally uncooperative tonight. It refuses to lay out the simple post correctly. I give up.)

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10 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I saw something like this (not sure what it is) on the butterfly bush and got two pictures of it but at the time didn't know it was there. It appeared to be snacking.

It is similar in color but the body is more purplish. What are you using for a macro?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Marvin this assasin bug looks to have striped socks on. This is such a clear picture. Of course all of yours are great.

smilnsigh said...

I knew it! I knew it! His detour into 'pretty,' is at an end, already. And he's back with a really Eeeouuuu-kind of entry today. Eouuuuu...

Talk about being "caught in the act"! You certainly caught that nymph "in the act."

But... I know... He is kind of pretty, in a neat yellow and black and white way. If I hold my hand over his "snack," he looks almost ... pretty. :-))))

Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh blog

Louise said...

Quite a cool little nymph, and what a great picture of it. In my few short weeks looking at your blog, I've seen so many things I never noticed before.

Marvin said...

Thanks to everyone for their comments.

Abraham: The camera I'm using is an Olympus C8080WZ. It has macro settings that make internal adjustments allowing the normal lens to be used for macros. The end result is sort of like those macro adapter rings that you can buy to screw onto your regular lens. You can take macros, but you always must get very close to your subject. Sorry, but with my limited technical expertise, that's the best I can do to explain it. I use the camera just like it came out of the box.

Moe said...

Great shots and great blog! I'm going to link you on my front page. Fantastic!

laughingwolf said...

we need more of them, to control the rocky mountain longhorn beetle decimating the forests :(

Small City Scenes said...

It reminds me of the character 'Beetlejuice'. I didn't ever see the movie but I remember the stripes. MB

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great capture this one is .. the striped legs are awesone...

RainforestRobin said...

Boy, look at those legs! WOW!! He looks like he has stripped stockings on. Just incredible. I wonder what the top side looks like, on his back. I'll have to look this one up on the internet.