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You really should stop smoking. Firebrat (Thermobia domestica). Body size 15mm. Likes hot places. Lappeenranta Finland.

Photographer: Henry Ekholm
Folder: Insects
Uploaded: 06-Jan-2005 22:00 CET
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Camera: Olympus C5060
Exposure time: 1/60
Aperture: 8,0
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Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 80
White balance: Auto
Flash: internal
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Noise removal, highlights and shadows, polarisation and sharpening. No cropping.
Image resized to: 600x800

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interesting critter

aside from being a good photo, the two subjects make an interesting juxtaposition.

looks like a species of amphipod. does it feed on tobacco?

tom neal at 04:29 CET on 01-Mar-2005 [Reply]


I don't know but it eats cotton, silk and even viscose. It also likes it hot, lives in temperatures around +37 celsius.


Henry Ekholm at 15:08 CET on 01-Mar-2005 [Reply]