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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-10-06 12:47
Viewed: 1121
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A different species to close my Georgian gallery. It is really impossible to determine the exact identification, there are hundreds of subspecies and no site listing species that can be found in Georgia. The photo was taken at the top of Mount Zuruldi at 2335 mt. , like my previous one.

Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Tettigoniidae

The Phaneropterinae are a subfamily of bush crickets or katydids belonging to the family Tettigoniidae; nearly 2060 species in 85 genera throughout the world are known. They are among the largest winged katydids.
The name Phaneropterinae is based upon the Old World genus Phaneroptera, meaning "visible wing", referring to the exposed tips of the inner wings.
Their legs vary from genus to genus, but the front and middle ones are always much shorter than the hind ones. The ovipositor and male genitalia are also variable depending on the genus.
These katydids are arboreal in habitat with the vast majority of them passing their lives in shrubs and trees, feeding on leaves and tender twigs with a potential for causing much damage when present in large numbers. This is rare, however, as they live a solitary life unlike meadow grasshoppers, thus are seldom noticed by man.
Adult Phaneropterinae species with eggs
The Phaneropterinae differ from locusts in their habits of oviposition. Their eggs are rarely deposited in the earth or twigs, but are either glued fast in double rows to the outer surface of slender twigs or are inserted in the edges of leaves.


Una specie differente per chiudere la mia galleria georgiana. Davvero impossibile determinare l'esatta identificazione, ci sono centinaia di sottospecie e nessun sito che elenca le specie rinvenibili in Georgia. La foto è stata scattata sulla cima del monte Zuruldi a 2335 mt. , come la mia precedente.

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Hello Luciano

We are TN neighbours, the last few years it did not happen often,
great macro giving dynamism to the image, excellent light,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hi Luciano,
A quick TN-check from Dublin airport. :-) Beautiful macro shot to close your Georgian travelogue with, pleasant composition. Perfect depth and especially light management, I didn't even think the flash was fired when the photo was shot. Gorgeous.
Kind regards from the transit, László

Indeed, this is our first sighting of this kind of insect, Luciano.
It's a particularly colourful species with very interesting markings on it.
The image is razor sharp that leaves nothing to imagination.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2017-10-07 14:41]

Bela foto Luciano meus parabéns pela boa imagem.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-10-07 18:32]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic image of this very colorful insect which to me looks like a type of cricket. The detail is exceptional and the quality is top notch. Perfectly exposed and displaying plenty of DOF. Well done!!

Hello Luciano,
Interesting insect with nice colors. The insect world is indeed amazing....

Ciao Luciano, gran bello sto coso, magnifici colori, ottima nitidezza e splendidi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2017-10-20 22:21]

Hi Luciano
Rare insect indeed. Eye catching because of its colors.
Sharpness and exposure are quite good.


Hi Luciano,

such a beautiful hopper and a shot well taken in a remote region, but I couldn't find a name to it. The closest I came up with is Poecilimon scythicus (Shchelkanovtsev, 1911) but I have doubts. Neighbouring Turkey alone has 60 species of the genus Poecilimon! Sorry I couldn't help. Cheers, Dietrich

Bonjour Luciano,

Les feuiles cadrent bien l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de lInsecte Phaneroptera. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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