Photography with cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
|Seite 1 von 3 1 2 3 |
|...gth, the males, 5 mm. The body of the rabbit hutch spider, especially the males, is flat. The body colour varies from shades of red to brown. A distinctive characteristic is the oily sheen, which originates from their bodies and earns them their name with regards to the latin name. While females are generally reddish brown in colour, the males are rather darker brown. The underside of the body is pale brown. The entire body and limbs are covered in fine light hair, the thickness of which can only really be seen under a mic...|
|...to the plant) are clearly visible as yellowish stains.
The males live on nectar or honeydew but they can live without nutrition until they mate. The females lay their eggs on the food plants of the larvae, for example chrysanthemums (hence their name) and gerberas.
In vegetable plantations, chilli plants and potatoes are often affected. The females use their ovipositors to drill into the upper side of leaves and place 50 to 100 (sometimes even up to 400) eggs there. The hatched larvae d...|
...reach lengths of up to 3 mm. The bodies are yellowish-white in colour and have no legs. The larvae remain in the leaf and bite twisting (serpentine like) passageways into the cell tissues by moving their mouth hooks up and down. Hence the English name "Serpentine leafminers" for the genus Liriomyza. The outer layer of the leaves remains intact.
After 4 days the larvae are fully developed and leave the leaves’ interior, through a slit, in order to pupate. The development from egg to ...
|...have 2 pairs of wings which are almost identical. In some species the wings are much smaller and in others the larger pair of wings is missing. A notable characteristic of the adult insect is the elongation of the mouth parts; this has earned it the name „Schnabelfliege“ in German (Schnabel = beak ; Fliege = fly).
The larvae look like caterpillars, but have real legs on the chest and abdomen segments. A fork placed on the last abdomen segment also serves the movement of the larvae.
|...ris tripustulatus belong to the family of capsid bugs. This bug is widespread throughout the Palearctic - region comprising Eurasia north of the Himalayas, together with North Africa and the temperate part of the Arabian peninsula. They got their name because of their appearance and their preference for nettles.|
|...t. The reason for this is to find in the different day lengths (sunrise to sunset) during the development of both generations’ caterpillars. The reason for this is the differing amounts of daylight available during the caterpillars’ development. The name of the butterfly is derived from the marking on the underside of the wings, which resembles a map. This butterfly is found in Europe, Central Asia and Japan. It is beginning to spread to Scandinavia and the Baltic States. |
|Leptura quadrifasciata is a beetle belonging to the family of longhorn beetles. It is a member of the subfamily Lepturinae. The name is derived from the striking color of the beetle (yellow-orange bands). The beetle is found in Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia.|
|Royal jelly is the name of a juice (secretions of the hypopharyngeal glands) with which honey bees feed their larvae and all of their queens. The whole brood of the hive are fed with royal jelly during the first three larval stages, thereafter, the larvae of the workers re...|
|The sphecoid wasps (Spheciformes) belong to the suborder Apocrita and the group Aculeata. They are further subdivided into four families: Heterogynaidae, Ampulicidae, Sphecidae and Cabronidae. Other classification methods name these families sphecoid wasps I to IV. These four families together with bees are classed as the superfamily bees and sphecoid wasps (Apoidea).|
|...many. Some examples include: tawny earwig (Labidura riparia), common earwig (Forficula auricularia), Titanolabis colossa, ringlegged earwig (Euborellia annulipes), Apterygida media, Chelidurella acanthopygia, Anechura bipunctata and Labia minor. The name "earwig" derives from the earlier use of these insects (in powdered form) in the treatment of ear diseases. |
|You can find this species on the internet under the name of Hispa testacea. The slightly smaller Hispa atra is a close relative of Hispella testacea. All these photographs were taken on the Costa Brava in Spain. |