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Locust Borer (Megacyllene robiniae)

Locust Borer (Megacyllene robiniae)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-11-27 20:21
Viewed: 1270
Points: 22
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The Locust Borer is quite common in Ohio and can usually be found on Golden Rod plants which thrive along nearby field edges. I found this particular specimen while out searching for butterflies.

Considered a Round-necked Longhorn, memembers of this subfamily (Cerambycinae) have protruding faces and lack thorax spines. The larva attack only Black Locust trees by burrowing into their bark. Most Cerambycidae larvae feed on dead, or decaying wood, but some feed on living plant tissue. This destruction can weaken limbs making them susceptible to damage from high winds.

I will post another shot in a WS image.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-28 2:14]

Hi Ron,
A very nice close-up of this insect,amazing colors and details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-28 3:49]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful photo of this for me strange insect. Superb sharpness, details and DOF. Splendid colours and taken from the best POV. A beauty!

hallo Ron
super good sharpness composition with beautiful colours
i like this beetle
gr lou

Hello Ron,

The color of plant and BG attract me. A beautiful species; quite well captured. I also like nice light here.
Thanks for showing this Locust Borer,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Ciao Ron, great macro of lovely locust, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron
superb shot with luminous colors, a little sunshine in this grey and cold days, sharpness is very good,
Have a good sunday

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-29 10:57]

Hello Ron,
What an outstanding capture of this beautiful and strange insect. Details, exposure, POV, tones of colors and composition are just perfect! This is very well done!
Regards Sigi

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-11-30 18:36]

Hi Ron
What a strange locust. Interesting pattern and colors.
The sharpness is good as well as the lighting.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-01 6:45]

Hi Ron,very very interesting specie not often seen on TN,not a friend for the butterfly but no problem..ehhee..a great capture very sharp and bright,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-12-04 8:47]

Hi Ron,
Very interesting specie..
Lovely capture with a very good focus, sharpness, colors, details and composition.
Best wishes,

Hello Ron

The POV you choose with the framing you give,
and with the light and color tones it gives
dynamism to the image, great macro, TFS


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