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Copyright: tino valen (tinoValen2oo7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 0 N: 519] (4546)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-05
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-05 7:06
Viewed: 2469
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
unione di due scatti, treppiede, scatto remoto per questo maggiolino,

buona giornata e buona visione a tutti

two shots merge incs, tripod, remote control,

to all a lovely time I wish

Melolontha melolontha L.

Classificazione scientifica
Dominio Eukaryota
Regno Animalia
Sottoregno Eumetazoa
Ramo Bilateria
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Tracheata
Superclasse Hexapoda
Classe Insecta
Sottoclasse Pterygota
Coorte Endopterygota
Superordine Oligoneoptera
Sezione Coleopteroidea
Ordine Coleoptera
Sottordine Polyphaga
Infraordine Scarabaeiformia
Superfamiglia Scarabaeoidea
Famiglia Melolonthidae
Sottofamiglia Melolonthinae
Tribý Melolonthini
Genere Melolontha
Specie M. melolontha
Nomenclatura binomiale
Melolontha melolontha
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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The cockchafer (colloquially called may bug, mitchamador, billy witch, or spang beetle, particularly in East Anglia) is a European beetle of the genus Melolontha, in the family Scarabaeidae.
Once abundant throughout Europe and a major pest in the periodical years of "mass flight", it had been nearly eradicated in the middle of the 20th century through extensive use of pesticides and has even been locally exterminated in many regions. However, since an increase in regulation of pest control beginning in the 1980s, its numbers have started to grow again.

I have copied and pasted this description from Wikipedia for the benefit of others, Tino.
Your picture of this Beetle is extremely beautiful.

Ciao Tino, bellissimo maggiolino, fantastici dettagli e ottima nitidezza, sempre un piacere vedere le tue macro interessanti e ben eseguite, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Tino,
Gorgeous capture with excellent contrast and superb vivid colors. It is a lovely photo. The details and colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Tino
Very nicely portrayed with excellent detail and light. Perfectly focused with good depth of field.
Interesting antenae!
regards yiannis

Ciao Tino. Una delle tue migliori! Strepitosa. Se il soggetto ha le dimensioni che penso hai sfiorato il capolavoro per dettaglio e nitidezza. Ottimi i colori.


Hi Tino,
really nice and interesting photo of this species. A lot of details. Great sharpness and composition.
Thanks for shairng,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-05-05 12:53]

Bellissima immagine, Tino!!
Splendida composizione con nitidezza, colori e sfondo super!
Davvero molto bravo!
Un saluto

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-05 14:18]

Hello Tino.
Splendid capture.Excellent colors, contrast and texture.Very good POV; shot rich in details.Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-05 14:55]

Ciao Tino,penso proprio di non averlo mai visto,che strano maggiolino con le corna fatte a forma di scopa,con questa coda a punta e una peluria cosi' folta..la foto e' davvero eccezzionale sotto ogni termine di valutazione,il miglior modo per scoprire tutte le stravaganze di questa specie.Complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano

Hello Tino,
Fantastic capture of this wonderful species.Great vertical composition and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-06 5:11]

Hello Tino,
An interesting point of view chosen to show this "plague" which this year seems to be very present in some regions. We have already alert in some areas in Switzerland.
Good vertical composition, great sharpness and a lot of details visible.
Thanks and kind regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-13 0:27]

Hi Tino.
What an attractive insect you managed to picture. Its antennas are simply amazing as well as the whole image. Details of the tree and insect are great against wonderful smooth, colourful BG. Well done and TFS.

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