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Harmonia quadripunctata - ventral  Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Cream-streaked Ladybird,Harmonia,Harmonia quadripunctata,Ladybird,nl: Harlekijnlieveheersbeestje Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Wow! May I ask what sort of lighting setup you use? The details are just beautiful! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Hi Lisa, happy to hear you like the results :o) Ferdy asked me a while back and the answer is somewhere at the bottom of the comments with this image:
      Atlantoraphidia maculicollis Female Female snakefly Atlantoraphidia maculicollis Atlantoraphidia,Atlantoraphidia maculicollis,Netherlands,Raphidiidae,Raphidioptera,Snakefly

      The setup with the plastic cup "flash tunnel" over the MSN202 has changed some (due to first version falling apart with usage ;o) but not for the better, so I'm going back to that initial *cough*design*ahem*. For larger critters (like the stink bug) I also use a S5800 with a DSR250 now that has a slightly longer working distance of maybe 3-4 inches and on that one I simply stick a plastic yoghurt cup over the internal flash as a diffuser, with a set of two or three cups in various thicknesses to play a bit with diffusion results depending on distance, zoom and subject darkness. Diffusing the light really makes all the difference!
      Anyway, all just simple "el cheapo" solutions still :o)
      Posted 2 years ago

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''Harmonia quadripunctata'' (the Cream-streaked Ladybird or Four-spot Ladybird) is a species of ladybird beetle belonging to the family Coccinellidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Oct 31, 2018.