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Little green aphid (pic)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Ecooper, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Ecooper

    Ecooper Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 15, 2013
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ernie
    Last weekend I was out collecting green aphids to feed to some baby mantids. I discovered that every time I walked through a patch of
    Scotch broom I ended-up with numerous of the little bugs aphids scattered around on my shirt. So I would just crash through the plants, pick off the aphids, and repeat. It was really rather fun...

    Anyhow, in addition to feeding my mantids, I kept a few aphids to photograph. I placed the aphids on a nasturtium leaf both as a suitable background, but also because I know from experience how (unfortunately) popular nasturtiums are with aphids. Sure enough, a couple of the insects settled down to feed by piercing the leaf with their proboscises.

    I posted a few photos on my blog, but this one was easily my favourite.

    Cheers,
    EC
    macrocritters | What's a nice bug like you doing in a place like this…?

    Olympus OM-D E-M5; Nikkor 50mm F2.8 enlarger lens; manual exposure (F8 @ 1/200 sec); Olympus FL-36 flash (TTL); ISO: 200


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    P7200112 b green aphid copyright ernie cooper 2013 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
     
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    What book did you grab that from? :wink: :2thumbs:
     
  3. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    Had to be the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
     
  4. Ecooper

    Ecooper Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 15, 2013
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ernie
    LOL!!!!
     
  5. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Nice collection of images in your link Ernie. Well done.