|Copyright: Ruta Saulyte Laurinavicie (rsaulyte)
|Date Taken: 2005-07-06|
|Camera: Olympus C765 UZ|
|Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2006-10-18 4:34|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Or Poplar leaf beetle|
This 10-12 mm long beetle is a member of the family Chrysomelidae and is found nearly everywhere on the northern hemisphere. Its wing covers are yellowish brown to red, the head, thorax and legs are black. The adult beetles hibernate in the ground and come back up in April. They are most numerous in June and July. The females lay their eggs on the underside of young poplar, aspen or willow leaves. The adult beetles as well as the larvae feed on the leaves of these trees. When disturbed, the beetles excrete a smelly substance.
In Lithuania it is called Lapgraužis - "eating leaves" :)
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- [2006-10-18 5:09]
This is a fine, sharp and well-composed macro of this chrysomelid, a species called 'aspbagge' in Swedish, meaning 'aspen beetle'.
TFS, regards, Ivan
Great macro, very detail. You should crop more on the left and top of the photo, I thinks so. I like it.
Very nice shot of leaf beetle,
Well taken macro, nice detail and good depth.
- segub (6)
- [2006-12-06 13:44]
Good compo and complimentary color