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phaeostigma notata

Posted by
daniela scharnowski (Berlin, Germany) on 16 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

or snakefly - in german Kamelhalsfliege.
This is the very first time I ever encountered this species, it must have been right after him leaving his exuvia, but the little guy had massive problems getting his exuvia off his wing. he also broke one antenna. :(
[Exuvia is the term used for the remains of an exoskeleton that are left after in this case the insect has moulted.]
That guy gave me a hard time, trying to get a decent shot, he was weazeling through the leaves and grass, and I did so many shots, but not many good ones.
And the white-dot-pollution (pun) you see everywhere are the pollen of our pines.....

Panasonic DMC-FZ38 1/50 second F/8.0 ISO 200 47 mm

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Panasonic DMC-FZ38
1/50 second
ISO 200
47 mm