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Digger by Dark-Raptor Digger by Dark-Raptor
Small hymenopteran larva (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) eating small leaf.

Industar 50/2.8, extension tubes, SB-800, D200.
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:iconsunjinjo:
Sunjinjo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love how it stays between the veins. Maybe a toxin concentration? Wonderful capture, I'm off to the rest of your gallery :D
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ElinsPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, my, god. HOW AMAZING! This is the most adorable little thing I've ever seen! Beautiful shot!
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Evey-Eyes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello. I'm allowed to feature this wonderful work in my journal [link] . I hope you don't mind.

Good continuation.
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured this stunning photo here: [link]
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such an amazing macro =D on top of having excellent composition. I love this =) The trail isn't what you would expect.. it's so fun. It reminds me of that children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar [link] :gallery:
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome :D Adorable icon, by the way!
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Gonen32 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Your beautiful work is featured in my journal ! [link] :clap:
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:icongonen32:
Gonen32 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Sir, please take your DD and leave.
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:icontrutze:
Trutze Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
great shot
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RavenousDrake Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Writer
That's great! :lol: :+fav:
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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MangetsunoYoru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Awwwww :3
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:iconrogue03:
rogue03 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How cute! This is a great photo. :love:
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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aconite-pawlove Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
:excited: awesome capture!!! :XD: :heart:
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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leilani-m Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
This is reallyamazing piece, and the larva is so sharp :clap: :)
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant photography!
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot
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:iconmrwitchblade:
MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Hum, Playing Manic Miner for real !
They start young these days :)
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:iconmartzianu:
martzianu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Wow:wow: Amazing indeed. Very Very beautiful and good eye of your part .:love:
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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:iconloffy0:
Loffy0 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
So cute! :D
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PaulinaEn Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
; OOO zjawiskowe
dobre w ci.ul! :o
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)
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juanfox94 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student Photographer
This amazing picture has been featured here.
[link]
Hope you like it =D
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inthisway Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Here : [link] :p
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
This. is extremely cute. I love how the little larva is practically transparent. The detail on the leaf is amazing, too - it looks like a labyrinth viewed from high above.
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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:iconthehurricanes:
thehurricanes Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Amazing photo! The leaf veins and the worm-bitten trail are surely artistic. It is also great that both the leaf and the bug are green.
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)

We almost missed it. This larva has only 2mm, we found it accidently.
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thehurricanes Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
That's very small, but it's cute. Do you know what kind of insect is it?
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
I was only able to ID it to order (and possible suborder level) - Hymenoptera: Symphyta.
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thehurricanes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Gee! I didn't expect it to be a Hymenoptera member, even though I knew it wasn't a Lepidoptera.
But many sawfly larvae do look so similar to caterpillars......
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yes. The simpliest way is to count abdominal legs. If you see more than 5 pairs, it is Hymenoptera if 5 or less, Lepidoptera.
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thehurricanes Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
That's useful. Thanks much! :)
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77asann Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
i loove it!!!!
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Weird-Bug Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
It's so cute! :XD:

I set the photo as my wallpaper; it looks like it's eating its way across my computer screen :D
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Tazzy- Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
LOL That is so cute! I think it's interesting how it doesn't eat through the bigger veins of the leaf.
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kickthebahamas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Woah!
genius!=D
xx
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:icondesert-chimera:
Desert-Chimera Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
How on earth did you get such an awesome shot?
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:iconlimaria:
Limaria Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Brilliant moment :D
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic, very original. I find it funny too....
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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