Mantid Lacewing _Close up  by Normf

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Mantid Lacewing – Austromantispa imbecilla, Emerald Beach, NSW, Australia.
Their raptorial forelegs, triangular head and elongated pro thorax look like Preying Mantid but they have the typical clear membranous wings. Their antennae are short and thickened.

Camera Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Author Photographer: Norm Farmer Images
Copyright Notice Copyright: Norm Farmer Images 2013
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/8
Av( Aperture Value ) 8.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM


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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Jimmy Joe
    Jimmy Joeover 1 year ago

    totally amazing..

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 1 year ago

    Wow! Wherever do you find these critters? Mantid Lacewing….what a cool name! Looks very prehistoric! Great shot!

  • Toni McPherson
    Toni McPhersonover 1 year ago

    Incredible image, and the colours are brillliant well done

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