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Copyright: Japie Venter (japie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300XR, Skylight
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects and Spiders of Southern Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-14 15:51
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This will be one of my shorter notes as my time to research this particular bug is very limited. Hopefully someone here from TE can help. I have gone through all my material and so have some friends of mine and we cant seem to find a name for this bug.

I think Callie is the closest and I will quote is ID word for word ”This is the lesser spotted yellow-striped confusing beetle!” Thanks Callie.

These shots were taken early morning as these guys were waking up. A lot of them were huddled up on the seed of a Bohemia tree until it warmed up and then each went in its own direction.

Judging by the developing wings it looks like it might be reaching adulthood. Another interesting point is that it seems to be only the right antennae that has the yellow markings on. The insects body is about 30 mm in length excluding the antennae.

For now this guy will be named “Confucius”

I used a tripod and diffused flash for the shot on the left using the following settings:

Aperture - F/22
Shutter speed - 1/2s
Focal length – 300mm
ISO – 100

The shot on the right was taken by hand as they were to high up to use my tripod

PDP, extramundi, RAP, Luc, gerhardt, Callie, AndyB has marked this note useful
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-14 16:11]

Woooow, not something I've ever seen. I'd love to know more about Confucius.

Good pictures Japie, super colours and two good quality shots. Well done.

WOW, I would like to see the right one in a large format vertical post, it must be wonderful. A very interesting post and dont worry about the note, I enjoyed very much. The big pic is not your best quality but considering the colour of this one it is excellent. Very well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-14 16:44]

Gran composicion Japie... con 2 imágenes donde podemos apreciar la invasión de la pobre planta y en la otra un detalle muy preciso del insecto.
Buenos colores, buena perspectiva y buena nota.

Great composition Japie... with 2 images where we can appreciate the invasion of the poor plant and in the other a very precise detail of the insect.
Good colors, good perspective and good note.

1/2 seconds by hand???? That's an amazing feat Japie. Very well done and it's really something new to me.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-10-14 23:11]

I like Confucius for a temporally name. An other one may be Confusion. I cant help you for this, sorry. I can just appreciate the good 'montage' you did with these two pictures. "Connais-toi toi-même" = Know yourself. TFS

Nice pictures Japie.
You may have discovered a new species ;-)
Nice colors and good composition.
Good note .

wow !
vraiment etrange cette insectetant au niveau couleurs que morphologie....
merci pour cette super note instructive.

This insect is the strangest thing I have seen since the Octupus stinkhorn. It does not look close to anything I have got. Lovely post I like to set with the small inset. Would make the frames thinner nut it's personal. Great work.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-10-15 3:29]

Very interesting shots and nicely presented.
A very unusual looking bug and very good detail.
Great note too.
Good work,very well done.

A very nice what-ya-ma call-it, Irealy like the whole of this. I must come for classes, one of these days, your macro work really is improving by leaps and bounds

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