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Longhorn beetle - Purpuricenus kaehleri


Longhorn beetle - Purpuricenus kaehleri
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Longhorn Beetles/ Cerambycidae Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-22 3:45
Viewed: 3381
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
LONGHORN BEETLES


Purpuricenus kaehleri (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)

Length. 9-21 mm.

Diagnostic features. Head, legs and antennae black. Pronotum uniformly black or with variable red pattern. Elytra typically red with a median black pear-shaped pattern, but varying from totally red to uniformly black. Apex of each elytron usually weekly truncated at the sutural angle or spine, sometimes with a smaller external spine. Pronotum usually with a distinct lateral spine on each side.

Distribution. Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Near East, North Iran.

Biology. Develops in broadleaf trees (Ulmus, Quercus, Robinia, Salix, Castanea, Fagus, Populus), Larvae feed in the dead wood of thin twigs and branches. Life-cycle 2 or 3 years, with pupation in spring in the wood. Adults emerge in V.-VIII, found on the host-plants and on flowers.



REFERENCES

* Bense U.1995 – Longhorn Beetles. Illustrated Key to the Cerambycidae and Vesperidae of Europe. Margraf Verlag, Weikersheim, Germany.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-22 6:54]

Hello Marcello,
a great macro of that longhorn beetle. Outlines and surcae structures are well presented. Great depth of field to show most parts of the beetle with pretty good sharpness. Cerambycidae belong to my favourite groups of beetles. Recently, I posted several pictures of different species.
Best wishes, Peter

Ciao Marcello, è ormai diventata un'abitudine quotidiana ed un piacere per le mie serate vedere le tue splendide macro, sempre nitide ben composte ed ottimamente dettagliate, accompagnate da note da gran competente, io sono ignorante in questo come in tanti altri campi, ma, nonostante la mia età non più verdissima sono curioso e desideroso di apprendere cose nuove e questa è certo la miglior maniera di imparare.
Spero che tu abbia una buona scorta di foto per superare i rigori dell'inverno e che continui a farmi da maestro, grazie e bravissimo!
Ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6507 W: 89 N: 15620] (65341)
  • [2007-10-22 15:35]

Caro Marcello,questo e' un capolavoro,anche perche' e' difficilissimo riuscire a mantenere i dettagli dell'insetto su uno sfondo di fiori bianchi come contrasto,complimenti davvero,Luciano

Preciosa toma Marcelo !!!

Buen enfoque y profundidad y unos sorprendentes colores que impactan ya a primera vista por el fuerte contraste creado.

Un saludo: J. Ignasi

Hello Marcello,
the white blossoms of Daucus carota provide a beautiful background for this colourful longhorn beetle.
Clear and precise, well exposed, well composed image, a perfect presentation of the species.
With thanks, and best regards,
Peter

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