Assassin

Pamela K July 27, 2004

Wow. Great capture. Really nice macro work and an amazingly cool looking bug. I love that you can see him guarding his prey item from the camera.

Pam #152018

Karen Beri July 27, 2004

Amazing capture Bob! That is one serious armoured bug! #672695

zcaley July 27, 2004

Great title and a very nice little bug portrait! #672722

Dan Holm level-classic July 27, 2004

Awesome macro, Bob! ... Teriffic detail and framing! ... I have to agree with Caley: as bug portraits go, this one is EXCELLENT! #672741

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 27, 2004

Great image of "Mother nature at work"! #672777

Bob Cammarata July 27, 2004

Thanks everyone for commenting.
Your kind words are truly appreciated.
Bob #672942

Dolores Neilson July 28, 2004

I really like this, Bob! Mother nature at her best! And you at YOUR best too! #673009

Bob Cammarata July 28, 2004

Thank you Delores. #673785

Karen Engelbreth July 28, 2004

Great image, Bob! #674298

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Description

The wheel bug, (Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus),... a large member of the assassin bug family, is named for the saw blade-like protrusion on its back and is beneficial in ridding pests like this Japanese beetle. When handled, their bite can be more intense than a bee sting. (Nikkor 55 mm, Provia 100)

Uploaded on July 27, 2004


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