Giant (yellow headed) Ichneumon wasp - Megarhyssa atrata - Female. This huge wasp, 6inch+ body, is drilling to deposit her eggs in a live grub or larva in the tree. The eggs hatch and their wasp larva eat the host insect in the tree for the nutrients before they chew their way out of the tree. The female's Ovipositor or tail →
Ant Macro photo, Shot 3:1 Life sized.
A shot of a jumping spider just as its about to jump and attack my lens! Shot 3:1 life sized.
This is about as close up as I can go with my gear. Shot 3:1 life sized with heavy crop.
2.5-3 mm leg span jumper. Shot 3:1 life sized
A very small crab spider around 3mm leg span. Shot 3:1 life size with crop.
First jumper of the season for me.. found this tiny jumper today on my house. About 2mm width, shot around 2.5:1 life size with a heavy crop.