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IMG_7097 Cleanup Squad

IMG_7097 Cleanup Squad

I found this poor creature belly up on my driveway and turned it over to see if I could identify it. To my surprise it started to move, but it was clearly on the way out. It wasn't until I opened the image in my computer that I saw the ants.

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1/60s f/5.0 at 7.3mm full exif

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Bob B.21-Aug-2014 03:31
The victim is a female Dobson fly (not actually a fly). Immatures are aquatic helgrammites.
Wolfgang Bluhm06-Jul-2010 00:14
Wow, the ants clean up after you before you're even done. Ouch.
Irene Wehrli05-Jul-2010 12:59
Fantastic catch Isabel - nature sometimes is really brutale...
Carol Breton04-Jul-2010 21:48
Oh my goodness. Fantastic shot Isabel. ~
Graham Tomlin03-Jul-2010 11:26
fab detail very dramatic regards Helen
heather03-Jul-2010 06:18
Amazing detail.. terrific capture Isabel. V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)02-Jul-2010 16:06