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Copyright: Roberto Colino (robertcolino) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 113] (1025)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, 200 f4_nikkor
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-28 11:34
Viewed: 1979
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An example of cutworm. They are larvae of moths, which feed on plant tissues from a variety of plants, including some of our vegetables. In this particular instance we caught him between the sheets of our lettuces.
Do not see them much because they feed at night, lying buried in the ground during the day. When are the size of the copy of the photograph and arrival this time, are buried at 15-20 cm. depth and overwinter.
Incidentally, they also call "donuts" for the way screwed (As shown in the fotofrafía) when disturbed. This move is very useful characteristic when differentiate from other insect larvae.
Also clearly observed the three pairs of jointed legs front and five pairs of pseudopodia in the rear of the body, in this case a finish for maximum grip hooks.

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很大的一條蟲 可以看的很清楚

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-28 17:46]

Hello Roberto,
This is probably the finest macro I've ever viewed of a cutworm. The detail is outstanding and colors are true and natural. Love the way it's rolled up into a tight circle as it allows us to perfectly see it's entire body in this close-up presentation. Well done!!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-01-28 21:57]

really beautiful worm. interesting position and presentation. tfs.

Good macro of a not really beautiful worm. fantastic details!

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