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Melasoma vigintipunctata

Melasoma vigintipunctata
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-15 12:24
Viewed: 2926
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I discovered this small beetle also on my daily inspected Salix caprea bush. The picture posted yesterday and many others such "Break Dance", Right Direction!", "Wrong DIrection?" and "Micro-Insects" originate from the same bush.
Species identity:
- Melasoma vigintipunctata
- family: Chrysomelidae
The colour pattern and its size may misguide you to put into the family Coccinellidae.
According to the literature, the species is found occasionally from April to August preferentially on Salix.
Body length: about 7 mm.

On the young and fresh plant the signs of feeding by the beetle can be detected: the leaf basis below the beetle.

- natural light
- ISO 400

* Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
* Zahradnik J. (1985) Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.

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Hi Peter,
A beautiful bettle. Nice compositon. DOF and POV are very good. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-15 13:13]

selam peter; wow really excellent macro shot of this insect , very good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with nice colours TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-15 13:38]

Hello Peter,
Perfect macro shot.Exposure is spot on,focus couldnt be better.I liked POV,natural colors,lighting and sharpness a lot.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-15 16:23]

hi peter,
il s'agit d'une image peu banale, on dirait qu'elle a perdue sa couleur pour devenir toute grise. Bon point de vue et excellents détails.


Hi Peter, splendid bug with amazing details and great sharpness, wonderful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-15 16:34]

Hi Peter,
a superb shot.
Sharp and detailed.
Well done,

Hi Peter

well done macro of this interesting beetle...really like the colours and sharpness
best regards

nie gesehen, schön dargestellt. Alles ist scharf trotz Verzichts auf Blitz und hohem f.
Mein Kompliment. Ich habe in einem Workshop Version versucht, die dunklen Partien aufzuhellen, was denkst Du darüber?
Mit besten Grüssen,

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