Spiny Longhorn - Blosyropus spinosus
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-03-06 22:28]
Though the both the busy lichen BG and the patterns on the body break its outline, this large endemic Longhorn is well seen in this is a fine fairly sharp capture.
The POV lighting and composition are great to make this a fine presentation of this impressive beetle.
As a beetle of this size must require substancial native trees and plenty of them I can understand that it is both very rare and threatened and you were lucky to be able to take this! A great contribution to TN!
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-03-07 0:39]
Ciao Steve, beautiful bug with great details and excellent sharpness, splendid light, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- gannu (14761)
- [2009-03-07 8:52]
Steve, Glad you managed to present this guy and you managed to spot him also. Well done and nice view. Ganesh
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2009-03-07 9:46]
A good macro shot of this Long Horn beetle. I find it pleasantly the surroundings in which this beetle lives well visible is.
Thanks for sharing and TFS BOB
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2009-03-08 19:21]
Interesante toma de este longicornio que nos muestras con buena nitidez y detalles, contrastando su forma y color con la piedra y el liquen, saludos
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-03-09 0:07]
really a wow here. The species is very lovely. The texture of the tree trunk is very excellent in becoming a good bg for this unique beetle.
Beautifully composed to give a pleasant and attractive effect, besides being special of its rarity.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-03-14 6:31]
Maybe DOF is not perfect in this picture, but I like original shape of this Cerambycidae beetle. Horns on the pronotum looks really "dangerous" ;>
Interesting is the second name - Silver Pine Borer, as I can see differenr colours but not silver :) (ok, silver is not dominated ;>).