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Nikon D90
Nikkor 105 micro lens

f-10
1/125 sec
iso = 1000
flash

I think this is some sort of spider ???? You could put 4 of these fellows on a dime. From above it looks like a little cotton ball. It appears to be its outer cover and camouflage from other predators. Found outside my house in Tupelo,MS. USA.

See in comments for Description by John Lenagan about this creature. Thank you John :O)

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  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 1 year ago

    Its an interesting little thing Thomas!! it looks like some little bug. I wonder if there is a site that is around to research it !

  • I have seen this little fellow 3 times this summer. I was going to flick it off a leaf I was shooting the first time then it started to run around. There must be some site I can look at, I just have not found it yet. Thank you Sal for looking in :O)

    – Thomas Eggert

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    What !
    Never seen anything like it.
    Excellent find.

  • A cotton ball with feet. I have yet to find out what it is…Thank you John. :O)

    – Thomas Eggert

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    that’s really weird Thomas. very original. I never saw that before

  • I have seen this little fellow three times this summer. A cotton balls with feet. Some sort of camouflage from predators ? Thanks for looking in Manon :O)

    – Thomas Eggert

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Wow great macro work my friend, what a unique find.

  • Thank you Byron…..at first glance a small cotton ball, then it started to move when I went to remove it from a leaf I was going to shoot :O)

    – Thomas Eggert

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 1 year ago

    Very nice piece

  • Thank you Ryan :O)

    – Thomas Eggert

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    I think it’s the same creature as the next post!!!! That lens does great Micro captures and also the person holding the camera makes it happen…Great post Thomas!!!!

  • Yes it is the same creature,but close up to see if anyone knows what it is…Thank you Lorraine :O)

    – Thomas Eggert

  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenaganover 1 year ago

    Thomas Great Macro capture – it is a larvae and related to the ant-lion family, one of the forms that moves around and hunts its prey, these little guys build up their camouflage on their backs from the local plant and detritus to blend in and then sneak up on their prey which is usually other small insects.

    When they metamorphose they turn into those elegant damsel like flies. Cheers John

  • Thank you John for the wonderful info on this :O)

    – Thomas Eggert

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 1 year ago

    www.insectidentification.org/. Try this too Thomas ! Good luck :))

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 1 year ago

    How very very interesting….Aint nature grand? Diane

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