Phantom Midge Larva
Chaoboridae
Size: 6-7 mm

My son and I caught this larva (along with various other aquatic bugs) in a nearby puddle in the woods the other day. We brought them with us home for closer study! I've posted some more shots from the occasion on the blog »

The mosquito larvae ended up as much appreciated dinner for the fishes in our aquarium – but first I had to snap a few shots of them.

Canon 5DmkII + Canon MP-E65 + Canon 270EX.

Single handheld shot at 3.7X, 1/100s, f/11, ISO200
 

comments

  • johnhallmen says:

    This is how you catch them like a pro!

    Mosquito-larvae


    Posted on: April 16, 2014
  • Robin Mazumdar says:
    Amazing! Never thought Larva can be such beautiful.
    Posted on: April 16, 2014
  • Rob Blanken (www.rbblphotography.com) says:
    Very nice macro
    Posted on: April 16, 2014
  • Shunfa Teh says:
    this is unique!!!
    Posted on: April 16, 2014
  • Santi BF says:
    Spectacular shot!
    Posted on: April 16, 2014
  • Eddie The Bugman says:
    An excellent image John, Mosquito larvae certainly do make good fish food, the one insect I dread during the Summer, mainly because I react badly to the bites :o)
    Posted on: April 16, 2014
  • Moneycue says:
    Very nice detail. Great shot! Very interesting.
    Posted on: April 16, 2014
  • Alessandro Girodo says:
    Splendid! Both the shot and the bug :)
    Posted on: April 16, 2014
  • niji graphein says:
    Great !
    Posted on: April 16, 2014
  • Falcone8LA says:
    f***ing bitch gettin ready to make our night sleapless
    Posted on: April 17, 2014
  • Falcone8LA says:
    love the pic!
    Posted on: April 17, 2014
  • maythep57 says:
    Beautiful Capture !!!
    Posted on: April 17, 2014
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