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Ilona L., Contributor
Full name:
Ilona L.
City, state, country:
Cross Plains, Wisconsin
Biography:

I'm a retired teacher/advisor having taught in elementary schools in Wisconsin and Australia. I got hooked on Bugguide in 2007 after posting a photo of an unknown bee (to me) which turned out to be a European Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum). Most of my early photos were taken using a Sony DSC-F717 or a Sony DSC-H5.

Starting around July 17, 2008, I started using a DSLR camera - Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10K with an Olympus macro 52mm macro lens.

June 2009 - started using an Olympus 50mm 1:2 macro Zuiko lens.

Looking forward to trying out another camera this coming summer - a Canon G12.

The blue squares on the background of many of my photos are 5mm squares which allows me to get a somewhat accurate measurement of the size of the insect being photographed.

A few of my favorites:



Diptera
Wasps
Bees
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha
Crane Flies
Orthoptera
Springtails
Moths
Caterpillars
Ants
Butterflies
Beetles
Bugs
Spiders
Leaf Mines
Galls
All my submitted photos

Flickr Moths
Discover Life Albums

Where to Post Photos
Summary of BG Articles
A Bug Photographer's Guide to Critical Images Needed for Identification
Common Household Insects
Guide to Beetles
Welcome Page
Spider signs
Summary of BG articles
contains list of experts
Diptera larvae
Goldenrod Galls
Signature:
Ilona Loser