Sighting

Tony D. 7 Aug 2016

Astenus sp. (Staphylinidae)

1 votes
0 favourites
1
2
0
Sighted 1 Aug 2016
4763 Huon Hwy, Geeveston TAS 7116, Australia

Projects

Identifications

  • Tony D. 7 August 2016
    Staphylinidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae
    Tony D. says

    These were found in numbers in the leaf litter, often together. Body length around 3.6mm. [Bowerbird does not have the genus Astenus listed.]

    0 votes
    0

Notes

  • Tony D. 8 August 2016
    Tagged With thanks reiner
    Tony D. says

    Thanks Reiner. I've been experimenting this winter with extension tubes and the Raynox 250 with my dedicated macro lens (MP-E 65mm). The combinations means the lens needs to be very close to the critter but for such small, non-flighty critters this is not a problem.

    0 votes
    0
  • Reiner Richter 7 August 2016
    Tagged With cool
    Reiner Richter says

    Tony, all these tiny creatures are really cool and your photos are amazing. I tried to photograph one last weekend and really struggled.

    0 votes
    0