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Photo#70706
Beaded Lacewing - Lomamyia

Beaded Lacewing - Lomamyia
Parkwood, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
August 13, 2006
Size: 13 mm
At my porch light. Size measured--about 13 mm from head to wingtips, about 10 mm body length.

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Beaded Lacewing - Lomamyia Beaded Lacewing - Lomamyia Beaded Lacewing - Lomamyia

#70706 Identification – Lomamyia sp. (probably flavicornis)
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Wow,
great shots, Patrick.

 
Have to blame technology
I have to blame Canon technology, partly. I found an MPE-65 mm 1X-5X macro used and also traded some other equipment for it. Very nice, but heavy and hard to focus (manual). In the detail shots here I managed to rig a little LED headlamp to give me enough light to focus. A macro flash (also expensive--uggh) is essential. If you can get it in focus and hold it steady to keep in focus, the results are quite good between 1X and 2X. I hope to use this rig some more in the future to illustrate details of things needing high magnification, such as beetle tarsi. For example, I used it for this shot of a Lucanid antenna:


Good reviews of the lens are here, and here.

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