Your best live insect picture !

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Your best live insect picture !

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As picture attachment is the great asset of this new forum, let's share your best insect live shot !

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I met this huge Asilidae eating an ichneumonidae on Koh Phiphi island (Thailand) in 2016. Picture with a Tamron 180mm.
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To give you a scale, this Asilidae was a monster : around 4 cm in length!

I would be happy to have an identification of the 2 species if anyone can help or know who could help.
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Great photo of the robber fly with its prey!
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I thought I'd give the new picture posting method a try: This is a male example of Speyeria cybele letona photographed in Franklin county, Idaho, in summer 2021.
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NA Speyeria are wonderful ! Nice close-up !
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Probably not my best, but definitely one of my favorites
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Boloria improba improbula
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A male Myscelia orsis I photographed on my last day in Iguazu National Park,Misiones ,Argentina in August 2018. Not a great specimen but it was one that I really wanted to see & this was the only one that I did.
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Myscelia orsis is a wonderful species indeed !
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Planet of Bugs
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A Ranchman's tiger moth, Arctia virginalis, today (June 30, 2022) in the Wellsville Mountain Wilderness in northern Utah.
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Alaus lusciosus, May 18, 2006, Tarrant Co. TX.
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Male & female Brimstone butterflies (Gonepteryx rhamni)
Photographed 15thAugust 2015 & 26th August 2021
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My new pet, caught at Lost Lake in Linn county Oregon, identified with help,
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as Coelocnemis dilaticollis apparently these can live up to 3 years-
it remains to be seen.
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Took this pic two days ago, love the Baltimores.
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Wonderful ! Which species is it ?
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Euphydryas phaeton from Markham, Ontario, Canada
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I don't frequently photograph live insects in the wild, but here are a few rather old photos taken at the back yard koi pond (Chandler, Arizona). I don't know if a single common bumblebee even counts lol!! I also don't know the dragonfly species. :?

The "black water" of the dragonfly photo is just how it turned out. It was not "blacked out" intentionally.
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Some fungus beetles, Cypherotylus californicus, at Madera Canyon, Arizona. Photo taken years ago during a collecting trip.
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Panacanthus wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:05 am I also don't know the dragonfly species...
Probably Pachydiplax longipennis -

http://azdragonfly.org/species/blue-dasher

https://bugguide.net/node/view/598
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Taken this morning near Tremonton, Utah, Limenitis archippus lahontani (male).
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