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Dance on a flower


Dance on a flower
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Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 28-105
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-21 7:36
Viewed: 2891
Points: 2
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Cetonia aurata on a flower in my garden.
Cetonia aurata known as the rose chafer, is a reasonably large beetle, 20 mm long, that has metallic green coloration (but can be bronze, copper, violet, blue/black or grey) with a distinct V shaped scutellum, the small triangular area between the wing cases just below the thorax, and having several other irregular small white lines and marks. The underside is a coppery colour. Rose chafers are capable of very fast flight; they do it with their wing cases down thus resembling a bumble bee, see photos below clearly illustrating it. They feed on flowers, nectar and pollen, in particular roses (from where they get their name); which is where they can be found on warm sunny days, between May and June/July, occasionally to September


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Hello,
This is a fine photo, the metallic green sheen and pink flower probably a cosmos, yellow stamens...fine blend of colours though object a bit misplaced...thanks for sharing....warmest regards/Abid

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