By Lars-Åke Janzon, John Hallmén
Insects tend to be so small that we infrequently discover them, not to mention consider them as dwelling beings. yet name upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae without warning commence staring again at us.
About eighty percentage of the Earth's animals are bugs. whereas there are thousands of diverse species, we not often see a lot of them . . . previously. because of the images of John Hallmén, who took a digicam and magnified those terrific creatures 100 instances, we will see what we've by no means been in a position to see before.
Bugs Up Close takes readers on a trip right into a global hardly ever obvious, with outstanding pictures of such bugs as:
Yellow meadow ants
Black fungus beetles
And many more!
The variety of this insect civilization is outstanding and unknown to so much. An insect we could by no means have notion two times approximately now feels like a creature from outer house. interesting and a little tremendous info equivalent to compound eyes, antennae, and sharp mouth elements are obvious, and with textual content by way of Lars-Åke Janzon, Bugs Up Close is an grand shut look at the unusual and gorgeous global of insects.
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They cut, or rather bite, through the leaf from the edges until they reach the midrib. Afterward they can roll the lower part of the leaf in a cone-like fashion. The female then lays her eggs inside the leaf roll, which keeps the eggs and larvae protected against predators. 32 Apple fruit weevil Neocoenorrhinus aequatus 33 Body length: 4mm | Studio, 89 exposures; (opposite page) Uppland, 18 exposures In this image is the extended muzzle of a female apple fruit weevil, which is wider toward the tip and longer than the head and the body together.
The eyes of the female are tiny and placed widely apart on much smaller and narrower heads. 54 Mason bee Anthidium punctatum, Body length: 7 mm | Södermanland (Nackareservatet Nature Reserve), 19 exposures Of the nearly 290 species of wild bees, the mason bee (with two species found in Sweden) is easy to recognize, mainly because of its hairy head and thorax. Also, the almost bare abdomen has pronounced yellow markings. You can tell the two species apart by the sharp (or blunt and tooth-like) point on the very last tergite of the male.
Their head has a beak-like extension, the antennae are long and thin, and they have no simple eyes. The crane fly has an elongated, thin, and lanky body held up by its very long legs. When resting, the fly keeps its wings unfolded, giving us a clear view of its halteres, the balancing organs. ” The head of the Essex skipper is unusually wide, giving the family its Swedish name, mindre tåtelsmygare. Each club-shaped antenna has a slightly bent tip and a tuft of hair at the base. The distance between where the antennae are attached to the head is much wider than those of other butterflies.