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Face to face with an Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa, male).
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Here you can see the caterpillar of a Drinker Moth (Euthrix potatoria) captured as usually early in the morning. ;)

The drop stems from dew - I didn't put it there by myself.
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This is a robber fly (Philonicus albiceps, Asilidae) taken in the morning when it was still moistened with dew.

Robber flies hunt for other insects. This one prefers sandy and dry areas.
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This is a couple of marsh flies also called snail killing flies (Elgiva solicita). In Germany they are called Hornfliegen (horn flies, because of their large antennae). They are my favorite flies as almost all members of this family (Sciomyzidae) own beautiful striped eyes and they are very relaxed little fellows (not like the stressful flies in houses).
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This is a grasshopper belonging to the genus Chorthippus. Normally they are brown/green, but sometimes you can find more or less reddish coloured variants.
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This pic shows Dioctria atricapilla. In Germany it is called Black Robber Fly, but I did'nt find an english name for it.

When I took this photo the sun had just disappeared beyond the horizon and so exposure time was very long (5 sec). One out of approx. 15 pics was sharp the others were blurred due to a moderate breeze.

(Sorry for my bad english.)
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When I was taking pictures of this mayfly suddenly a little ant was crawling upwards. It was very exciting because I was hoping to get reasonable photos of this scenario. ;)
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I found this weevil (Lixus iridis, Curculionidae) near a river during an early macro tour. It looked like it was waiting for the sun. ;)
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I shot this fly (Trypetoptera punctulata, Sciomyzidae) this year in summertime in Northern Germany.
I like the black and white pattern and the red-striped eyes.
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I met this green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris) in a moor on peaty ground. I like the english name "tiger beetle" as it really fits to its behaviour. In german they are called Sandlaufkäfer (something like sand-running-beetle). ;)
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