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gpmatthews



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:50 am    Post subject: Wasp thingie Reply with quote



Zeiss Standard GFL Microscope
Stack of 36 images, combined with Helicon Focus
Objective: Zeiss Plan 1.6/0.03 - 5/0.1
Ocular: Watson x8 Compensating
"Krebs" light diffuser (actually a bottle top, used as described by Charlie, along with coloured light background using a substage filter)
Camera: Canon Powershot S50
ISO 100, 1/13 sec, F4.9

A flat-bed scan of the specimen below. The specimen was approx 1.7 cm long. A proper ident would be much appreciated. It was a "present" from the cat.



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bernhardinho



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Graham,

this upper shot is terrific!! Thank you very much!!

Bernhard
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Charles Krebs



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You really nailed this one Graham. Looks like he could crawl out of the monitor onto my desk! Really nice.
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rjlittlefield



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nicely done! I bet this would look great as a big print to show off the detail.

"A proper ident would be much appreciated."

On first impression, this strikes me as a digger wasp, family Sphecidae, possibly genus Sphex. See for example http://bugguide.net/node/view/11085/bgimage. Unfortunately bugguide.net mostly covers North American species, not European. I can't do any better right now -- don't have my key-type references handy, and as I recall they rely on wing venation that I can't make out in the flatbed scan.

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piotr



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful pictures, Graham. Nice composition, colors and details.
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