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Larvae of Gooseberry Sawfly Nematus ribesii
  
 
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These occur each year in our fruit garden. In spite of the "ribesii" they never seem to bother with the abundant currant bushes adjacent to our gooseberry bushes. Although they line the edges of leaves in the same way as Rose Sawfly larvae they do not rear up in the photogenic, coordinated defensive postures of the latter when disturbed. The larger individuals are about 15mm long.

E-P2, Leitz Elmarit 60mm macro, f8 ISO 400, full sun in early evening, hand-held. A diffuser would have softened the shadows. Getting all four larvae in one plane was not easy and was not entirely successful.

The second version has had some software shadow relief and the contrast lowered.

Harold



Harold Gough 2013









Jan 16, 2014 at 04:05 PM





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