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Clerus Mutillarius

Clerus Mutillarius
Photo Information
Copyright: Nikos Biliouris (novaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 11 N: 264] (1037)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world (Chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-21 14:00
Viewed: 4986
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Latin: Clerus mutillarius.
The chestnut-red on the front of the elytra contrast s strongly with the black head-thorax and rear of the elytra. The two pale stripes on the elytra vary in size and share. Look for the black legs. The beetle breeds under loose bark, mainly on conifer trees, where both adults and larvae feed on the grubs of other beetles, especially bark beetles.
Size: 9-13mm
Habitat: Woodlands, especially coniferous woodlands.
Range: S & C Europe
Season: Match-July.
Similar species: Thanasimus formicarius is smaller with red thorax. T. rufipes has completely red legs.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-04-21 14:05]

It is a beauty Nikos,
I like the details in this good macro shot, the composition is well taken and the pov is exellent, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-04-21 14:33]

Super shot and very clear and colourful. It is a little unfortunate that the one claw is cropped under the frame, but otherwise this is a great post. TFS. Tim

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-21 15:24]

Very sharp and detailed Nikos. An unlucky situation that left claw was out of the frame but still good.
Thank you for sharing.

This time I will borrow the critic from naki, I just think the same. :D Felipe.

Very nice macro and off-centre composition. Pity you just missed the left claw.

Good macro Nikos.
Good composition, colours and details.
Missing the left claw is just a minor thing.
Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-22 0:50]

Mean-looking little critter you got here, Nikos. Very sharp details. Great colors and composition. Well done.

Wonderful picture. Almost perfect shot -just a slight regret that the tip of the leg is out of frame, but that's a tiny detail.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-22 10:14]

This guy is a real mean machine Nikos. The image is very sharp and the the DOF excellent.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Το σερί σου με αυτές τις εξαιρετικές macro φωτογραφίες συνεχίζεται! Καταπληκτική δουλειά, εξαιρετική λεπτομέρεια, χρώματα και φωτισμός!

Nice macro, framed a little too tight on the left side.
Good details and POV.
Well done.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-05-14 3:34]

Great macro picture of this hairy beetle.


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