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Aug 5, 2013 9:14 PM

Unknown insect

Hi

 

Can anyone identify the insect in the attached image. It was found dead on the window cill (hence in a parlous state), probaly only a few mm long. This image is from a focus stack of about 100 images with stackshot and a microscope lens on the camera. My guess is that it is a beetle, although most of the insects I find in such places are moths & flies.

 

Thanks

 

Dave

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    Aug 6, 2013 7:29 PM (in response to quakerdave)
    Re: Unknown insect

    This isn't my area but as no-one else has answered your query -

    I think this is a leafhopper and it looks like some of the Eupteryx species on this page -

    http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/gallery/homoptera/Cicadellidae/Cicadellidae.html

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        Aug 7, 2013 10:14 AM (in response to quakerdave)
        Re: Unknown insect

        I thought its antennae had dropped off (hence the stumps on the front of its head). I don't want to dampen your enthusiasm but it's a fairly dishevelled specimen.

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            Aug 7, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to quakerdave)
            Re: Unknown insect

            OK. I hope your demo goes well. I do a bit of photography myself and after countless photos with poor DOF had wondered about stacking, but when you're trying to photograph an insect or spider moving through vegetation (which they normally are) it's not possible.

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