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Pachytodes cerambyciformis

Pachytodes cerambyciformis
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Copyright: Morag Hamilton (lebois) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 3 N: 81] (236)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/146 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Longhorn Beetles/ Cerambycidae Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-20 12:04
Viewed: 3757
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this interestingly marked beetle feeding on pollen on a rose bush in my garden here in France. It has taken many hours of research in books and on the internet but I finally think I have identified it!


Pachytodes cerambyciformis

This common species of Longihorn beetle has a body length of between 7-12 mms and has a two year life cycle. The lava develops in the roots of oak, birch and chestnut trees.
The adults are seen between May & August and feed on pollen.

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Hello morag, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, Great work, TFs Kyle

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-07-20 13:51]

wonderful composition in red, morag! :-)
excellent capture of the interesting beetle on the beautiful red rose, terrific sharpness and details.
well done & take care, thorsten.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2006-07-20 17:10]

je ne connais pas le nom de la bébête mais le contraste est saisissant. bravo !


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-20 17:50]

What a beautifully marked insect on a beautiful rose BG. Nice composition with sharp details and good exposure. Excellent POV showing the interesting markings on the wings. TFS. : )

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-07-20 19:52]

Hi Morag, very good sharp macro photo, the composition and combination of colors is excellent, Juan

Two thumbs up for subject, color and composition!

Good macro, Morag! Nice composition and colours
Best regards

Hi Morag
Tu nous envoies une très jolie prise de vue d'un magnifique insecte sur ce beau fond rouge.
belles couleurs et beaux détails
Bravo et merci ....JP

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2008-11-18 11:43]

Ładnie kontrastuje owad z tłem.
Gratuluję dobrego oka.


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