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Sawfly Larva and Hexi
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Published: July 25, 2009
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Not a caterpillar...but a larva of the Elm Sawfly. This variety is North America's largest....with a gorgeous blue stripe running down the back with small matching blue dots along both sides of it's body.
The adult will be a blackish/purple creature, often mistaken as wasps or even bees.
Although I'm not a sawfly fan, these larva are just amazing in their specteral beauty.
This one is curled up on the underside of a Hexigonal-pored Polypore fungus.
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Nothing like waking up to see over 1000 clicks on an image. A huge thrill to get a DD on this image. Thank you so much for viewing and enjoying this image...even with the watermark on it!
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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
IR-500
Shutter Speed
10/1000 second
Aperture
F/3.8
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Jun 19, 2009, 11:31:03 AM
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Dlus's avatar
Dlus|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. This is awesome! Fat little guy isn't he?
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Kaiju-popsicle|Student General Artist
The lighting makes it look so "brand new" like a newborn baby. It's actually...honestly...kinda cute. I almost wanna wrap it up in a leaf and sing it a lullaby.
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Tzutzy's avatar
great shot!!
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SeriantSlyjarr|Student Photographer
Hi, your picture appears as favourite in my journal.:D [link]
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icantglowinthedark's avatar
makes me think of Upper in ang the last air bender
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partytoy| Filmographer
Tht is cute.
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Mondkringel|Hobbyist Photographer
this picture has been featured here: [link]
:wave: Mondkringel

...i know, it isn't a caterpillar, but it looks like ;)
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Raemo's avatar
stunning, unreal in detail and beauty.
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999999999a's avatar
Fantastic!
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steppeland's avatar
Awesome! That's really a beautiful larvae! ans what a gorgeous combination with that mushroom! Congrats on the DD, much deserved!
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SauriaMami's avatar
thanx a TON! I had the fungi on hand when we found this little beauty. amazing to know it's a fly. it was just an incredible looking insect
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SeriantSlyjarr|Student Photographer
Wow! Amazing picture.Gratulation!
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laura-yuki's avatar
wow this is a really amazing shot!!
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thanx! i'm glad he cooperated with me :)
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ReachForTheStarfish|Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! Absolutely incredible shot! I love how you even FOUND something like this! Great job :)
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SauriaMami's avatar
a true surprise! it was AWESOME! i still don't think i got enuf photos (i took over 100) lol
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ReachForTheStarfish|Hobbyist Photographer
I do the same thing! I end up each day I take out my camera with hundreds of photos of just a few things lol
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SauriaMami's avatar
lol...guilty as charged!
people hate hiking with me because i can take 50 shots of one item to 'study' it...then stop 5 feet further away..and start all over. what SHOULD have been a 1/2 hour hike turns into 3 hours for me because of all the shots i take. :giggle:
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indojo|Professional General Artist
a fantastic shot
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SauriaMami| Photographer
isn't that just an amazing looking maggot? i'm still in awe of how beautiful it looked only to turn into a black fly!
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indojo|Professional General Artist
it`s really amazing, camera is tool and help
for better seeing
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xMurasaki's avatar
Beautiful!!! :heart:
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that´s what I thought, when I saw it.

is this for real?

it is so beautiful.
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Definately real. It's a large maggot rather then a caterpillar though. :) When I found out I was amazed...it IS beautiful! thanx for the comment
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