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Tortoise Beetle

Tortoise Beetle
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Copyright: Enio Branco (Brutamonte) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 92] (1202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR a550, Quantaray 28-90mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-26 1:19
Viewed: 3503
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
The tortoise beetles are an artificial grouping of tribes within the leaf beetle subfamily Hispinae. In past classifications, they have been variously placed as a family ("Cassidae") or a subfamily (Cassidinae); when it was recognized that this group was not monophyletic, it was split and the resulting tribes were incorporated into the Hispinae. Some of the tribes that are considered "tortoise beetles" in the historic sense are the Cassidini, Dorynotini, Hemisphaerotini, Ischyrosonychini, and Mesomphaliini. Their common name arose from the superficial resemblance some species bear to tortoises, the elytra being analogised with the aforementioned reptile's carapace.

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To pgmoni: Thanks PhillipBrutamonte 1 01-27 07:09
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I can't believe you didn't get any comment for this one. Perhaps it's the green on green subject, but that's exactly what this beetle is about, camouflage!
I, for one, like it a lot, good work.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-01-26 16:23]

Ótima macro fotografia. Grande nitidez, enquadramento bem escolhido e cores naturais saturadas na medida.
Até a próxima.

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