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Rosalia Alpina

Rosalia Alpina
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Copyright: Nikos Biliouris (novaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 11 N: 264] (1037)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/6.2, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-09 5:50
Viewed: 5554
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rosalia alpina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Body length: 15 - 38 mm.
Life cycle: 2 - 3 years.
Adults in: June - August.
Host plant: polyphagous in deciduous trees, preferring beech (Fagus), but also in Ulmus, Carpinus, Tilia, Castanea etc.
Distribution: Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Near East.

Rosalia alpina develops in dead compact and relatively dry wood of mainly beech (Fagus) in Central Europe. However, in Greece (Naoussa, Vermio Grameni) we observed development in living tissue of field maple (Acer campestre).
This beetle i think is infrequent and i was lucky because my childrens found it.

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Good macro Nikos. Good DOF and POV. Also interesting note. Well done

Nice shot, soft colors.
Well done

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-09 15:58]

You need a wide angle just for the antennae. The composition is good and so is the sharpness.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Yes, it's a very fine and unique photo of this nice beatle!

Well done Niko!

Very nice shot, with good DOF.
I very much appreciate the scientific data and information

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