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Epallage fatime

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by j.ankanpaa, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Hello!

    Here we have a bit more exotic species in Europe: it´s the only of the Euphaeidae species in Europe, rest of them about 60 species live in South-East Asia...

    #1 Male
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    E. fatime can be seen in Turkey(Europe?), Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria and likely in Albania(any one from there to confirm?)... These are from Bulgaria...

    #2 Seemed like a typical pose...
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    #3...and untypical one
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    #4 E. fatime is quite Anisopteran (Dragonfly like) rests wings spread and flies fast
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    #5 A pair in tandem, note how robust the female is (the right one)
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    #6 A pair in Tandem
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    #7 A pair laying eggs in tandem
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    Thanks for looking! :smile:
     
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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow great images again:>)))
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow great images again:>)))
     
  4. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Beautiful damsel ... and the photography's pretty good too:wink::smile:.
     
  5. They look rather prehistoric, even by damselfly standards. Nice captures!

    Alan
     
  6. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Great shots Jukka. That's some big damsels.
     
  7. Great stuff Jukka. Like our native Demoiselle but on steroids :wink::smile:

    The backgrounds are a little distracting in some, is that a characteristic of the 300mm?

    Cheers

    Alex
     
  8. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    1st one and esp. last one is very nice!

    cheers,mark
     
  9. Thanks, Gale! :smile:

    Thanks again, Gale! :biggrin:

    Thanks, Bob! :smile:

    Thanks, Alan! :smile:

    They sure do!

    Thanks, Scott! :smile:

    Thanks, Alex! :smile:

    I wouldn´t say it´s a characteristic, more like that´s how the backgrounds were... brands and you know, normal stuff :smile:

    Thanks, Mark! :smile:
     
  10. I'm amazed by these shots,

    I have never shot bugs but you sure inspire me to.
     
  11. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Welcome home Jukka. It must have been a fantastic trip. Looking forward to see all those Odonatas. The damsels here look very big and as Alex says, on steroids.

    Beautiful shots. I must have been fun.
     
  12. Nice find! I know this is a primarily SE-European species. Is it common in Finland?

    Cheers
     
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