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|Tropinota hirta (Poda, 1761|
Common name: cétoine hérissée
Tropinota hirta (8-13mm) is a very common beetle of Cretan fauna. It feeds among other things rosaceous, cruciferous, grass and asteraceous flowers such as apple, cabbage, rapeseed or cereal (especially rye). Even if during feeding, pollen attaches to hair and can contribute to pollination, the insect is still considered harmful. It causes havy damage on cultivated white roses outdoor.
The larva lives in the soil and feeds on roots (often dead) without causing significant damage.
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Excellent BG! Very few people managed (Now a days here in TN) to get such BG. I like it.
Beetle looks nice with perfect exposure and details. Nice composition too. Eye catching.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,
- [2017-03-31 15:35]
Hi Nikos,fantastic macro of this cetonia,the sharpness is the best as possible,i can see very well the pollen on the insect,very very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-04-01 0:02]
Great macro of such an amazing creature. The backdrop is excellent.
- [2017-04-02 16:52]
A magnificent photo of this rather hairy insect. Super clear shot while showing exceptional detail. The off center composition is very eye catching and I love the clean blurred BG. Very nice!!