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lizard
09-14-2008, 09:41 AM
okay class .........
what is it ??

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Epiphragma fasciapenne.

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I always called them leatherjackets , also know as crane fly, among others.
After I got to about 3x lifesize Iam sure glad they dont bite .




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These are Crane Flies, and though they resemble large mosquitos, they are not closely related (other than being flies) and they do not bite. Crane Flies are sometimes called Mosquito Hawks. Crane Fly adults are benign and do not feed. They are often seasonal in appearance and are attracted to lights at night.
Adult crane flies are sluggish fliers and are often abundant in moist woodlands and around water, usually near places where their larval life is spent. They occur mainly in spring and fall, but species of wingless, snow crane flies (Chionea) appear in the winter. Adult crane flies are most active in the cooler part of the day, usually around dusk. Adult males are more abundant at the beginning of the flight period while females are more numerous toward the end. Although individual adults have a relatively short life span of 10 to 15 days, the flight period for each species can last from 25-30 days. The main functions of the adult stage are mating and egg-laying. Feeding is less important, and probably water is the most pressing need.There are over 1500 different varitys of the species


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Chody
09-14-2008, 10:07 AM
ewwwww

Spedley
09-14-2008, 10:29 AM
Those are some fargin crazy pics..... Nice work!

crazydude
09-14-2008, 10:54 AM
Man those things are ugly up close

theborges
09-14-2008, 10:58 AM
Sweet macro pics. ugly things but yet very cool

Metal Mulisha
09-14-2008, 10:59 AM
Holy Bug Eyes Batman!

trencher
09-14-2008, 11:30 AM
man.......you just made me learn something on a sunday [16]
was always kinda curious about them though :confused0006:
Great photos by the way[cheers]

nykoma
09-14-2008, 11:37 AM
just when we thought you could'nt get any closer with that lens . you and go out do yourself agian[36]

lizard
09-14-2008, 04:37 PM
it will go to 5x but it takes a trypod & stuff and Iam to lazy / busy to get it set up .

coreyg8
09-14-2008, 05:05 PM
Freaky ass shit

RebelAngelle
09-14-2008, 06:51 PM
Crazy... who knew that those creepy things I keep killing look that much creepier in macro.

Just kidding, very cool pictures...

kootenaycat
09-14-2008, 08:03 PM
Cool macro, but how'd you get Cliffy to brief you on the life of the fly? :D

Happypants
09-14-2008, 08:21 PM
ah yes, lotsa thoes around our houes, i usually catch them and throw them in spider webs lol

Trailjunkie
09-14-2008, 08:39 PM
thats a sweet camera you have. cool

DeeDee
09-15-2008, 09:20 AM
They have pretty colorful eyes....


[cheers]....great pics

Rye Guy
09-15-2008, 09:31 AM
great shots. I wish I had a camera like that:(
I got as close as I could to a dragonfly this weekend could have used your camera cause he stuck around for like an hour

MundusPax
09-15-2008, 09:48 AM
holy macro... really nice pictures

England
09-15-2008, 12:47 PM
YOU NEED TO GET OUT MORE

England
09-15-2008, 12:47 PM
poke poke

dirka dave
09-15-2008, 04:13 PM
poke poke

Lets see some of you out in the woods !!!

Great photos !!

[cheers]