Colourful ground beetle
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|Odacantha melanura (Carabidae, Harpalinae, Odacanthini). Size 7mm.|
I think it's the most exotic-looking ground beetle in our region. It is associated with humid habitats and aquatic vegetation, especially reeds (Phragmites australis). Some 20 years ago I used to find lots of these in our town park. Now, while so-called civilisation keeps spreading, this nice beetle is becoming more and more scarce.
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- [2007-03-17 17:11]
Hi Dmitry,This is a very good macro of the beetle. very clear details and good colour.
fascinating high quality macro of this unusually colourful and slender Carabus, cannot remember to have seen anything like that one before.
With thanks, and best regards,
Excelente toma de gran definición, con luz y detalles muy buenos. Saludos
What a interesting picture! Odacantha melanura (sometimes known also as Colliuris melanura) is also rare in Poland (VU category in the Polish Red Data List). I swa this species only one time in nature in my life, even if in some region it is more common than in C Poland :)
Bravo for another interesting presentation!
PS. Nice that you added beetle size in note ;>
Nice shot on this ground beetle. Well focused with details and texture clearly shown. Great color contrast. Very well done and tfs.
- [2007-03-20 16:09]
you did an excellent job here. This beetle was really worth the effort, I have never seen anything like it. All the details, the good lighting, no background interference. Congratulations!
Greetings to you,