Extreme macro of the head of a lacewing (Chrysopidae). Studio stack of 189 images (steps 4 µm with Cognisys StackShot), assembled in Zerene Stacker (Pmax, Dmap). Sony A7RM5 (aps-c mode) + bellows + Raynox DCR150 (tube lens) + Mitutoyo planapo 10x; ISO-100, 1/40sec, 1 dayled.
It was exciting to see these beautiful lacewings again yesterday and today fluttering around the plants. Very little is known about its eating habits or what its larvae look like. Its hind wings are modified into a stalk with expansions, hence the name Spoon winged lacewing. Photo: Jean