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Photo#343433
Atomaria ephippiata

Atomaria ephippiata
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
August 17, 2009
Size: 1.8mm
time to add a better photo of this one, at least until someone can image a live one with a nice macro setup. Fairly common at the light on some nights.

came to UV light

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Atomaria ephippiata Atomaria ephippiata

ID confirmed by Colin Johnson: A. ephippiata

nice
Sweet pics.

Why the '...at least until someone can image a live one with a nice macro setup.'? These images show more (and better) than probably any live shots ever will.

 
Thanks v,
oh, I always prefer to see these magnificent little creatures alive and looking as they do naturally. And I sometimes still struggle with coveting a nice macro setup (like a Canon SLR (bigger sensor) + MPE-65 1x-5x + twin light flash). Maybe someday . . . (if my 401k ever gets back to where it would be if I had just put it in my mattress).