Antlion, Face

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Antlion, doodlebug, whatever you want to call the larvae of these Neuropterans they are wicked weird looking at 10X. Check out the primitive "eyes" on the stalks on either side of the head and the long, mean scythes of manidibles. What if this one was the size of a doberman...who would win that fight? Picture by Joe Milone. Originally collected by Samantha Gallagher in St. Mary's County, Maryland Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 200mm Pentax-m with Nikon 10X infinity microscope objective lens mounted on front , Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.6, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200.USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.

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Image Dimensions: 4093 x 3514

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