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Chrysomela Populi


Chrysomela Populi
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Copyright: Ruta Saulyte Laurinavicie (rsaulyte) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 26 N: 26] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C765 UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-18 4:34
Viewed: 5245
Points: 10
[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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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-18 5:09]

Hello Ruta.
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.
Thanks.
DT.

Hey Ruta
Very nice shot of leaf beetle,
beautiful colors,
Good composition,
Excellent

Regards
Fartash

Well taken macro, nice detail and good depth.

Greg

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  • segub (6)
  • [2006-12-06 13:44]

Good compo and complimentary color

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