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A daisy like a bed


A daisy like a bed
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-02
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/215 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-05 8:18
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Points: 52
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Oedemera nobilis

Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Oedemeridae

The family Oedemeridae is a cosmopolitan group of beetles commonly known as false blister beetles, though some recent authors have coined the name pollen-feeding beetles. There are some 100 genera and 1,500 species in the family, mostly associated with rotting wood as larvae, though adults are quite common on flowers.Oedemeridae may be defined as slender, soft-bodied beetles of medium size found mostly on flowers and foliage. The head lacks a narrow neck, the antennae are long and filiform, the pronotum lacks lateral edges and is much narrower than elytra, the tarsi are heteromerous with bilobed penultimate segment, the procoxal cavities are open behind and the procoxae are conical and contiguous.The larvae of most genera are xylophagous, boring tunnels in spongy, damp wood in an advanced state of decomposition; thus they have little economic importance, with the exception of one species, the "wharf borer" (Nacerdes melanura), that is ever known to attain pest status, as its larvae bore into wet wood in coastal areas; larvae can also bore into wood located in the tidal zone so at times are submerged by seawater, and can damage docks, wharves, and pilings. Larvae of the genera Oedemera and Stenostoma develop in dead stems of herbaceous plants.
Adults contain the toxic cantharidin in their corporal fluids as a defensive mechanism; several species show brilliant and metallic blue, green, gold or coppery, often combined with yellow, orange or red, aposematic colourations. In temperate regions, adults are mainly polyphagous pollen and nectar-feeding, and diurnal in activity. In tropical areas, most are nocturnal and are attracted to light.

I coleotteri appartenenti a questa famiglia "Oedemeridae" si presentano allungati, rispetto alla media, con un corpo molle protetto da elitre coriacee disposte, di solito, divaricate, lasciando intravedere le ali posteriori membranose.
Grazie a queste elitre robuste questi insetti possono vivere in ambienti diversi, come sotto grosse pietre, o sotto le foglie in decomposizione, o in prati molto asciutti come granai; in quanto essi evitano la disidratazione dell'animale. Inoltre le elitre costituiscono un valido scudo contro le intemperie.
Si presentano percorse da solchi longitudinali e coperte da scaglie che gli conferiscono i meravigliosi riflessi metallici che si notano anche sul resto del corpo dell'animale.
Durante il volo, che ricordiamo non è mai protratto a lungo, le elitre hanno una funzione attiva e vengono tenute rigide formando un angolo retto col corpo durante il volo.
Le zampe in questi insetti presentano il tarso in quattro articoli di cui l'ultimo bilobato. Nei maschi, si può notare in questa foto, i femori posteriori risultano più grossi e rigonfi.
Generalmente questi insetti si nutrono di fiori, mentre le larve sono xilofaghe. In Italia esistono più di 46 specie diverse.

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Hi Luciano, great timing, good colours and excellent composition.... this is a real good image with lots of information. best regards h

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-05 8:32]

Hi Luciano. This is a fine close up of the Two Green Bugs. you have captured good detail and bright colours in the flower as well. TFS.
Nick..

SUPERB !!!! NEXT TIME PLEASE MENTION THE CAMERA .....

Hola Luciano.
Original shot and beautiful colours.
Cordiales saludos, JL.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-05 9:31]

hi Luciano, G
ood capture of the mating pair, nice PoV and goodd exposure of the white.The geometric pattern at the centre is also captured well.
TFS & Cheers

De estos también tenemos por aquí y abundantes, también están siempre apareándose... Esas tomas a pleno sol con esos clores tan claros son complicadas. Un bello conjunto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-05 10:14]

Bonsoir Luciano,

Très belle photo de ce couple de coléoptères. La composition et l'exposition sont parfaites. Superbes couleurs également.
Bonne soirée,
Mariki

Ti critico con un due punti il fiore. E' perfetto. Per rispetto della loro privacy non commento gli insetti, impegnatissimi..., vestiti di verde argentato.

Roberto

Salut Luciano
On voit que ce sont les beaux jours du printemps, ces temps : certains en profitent, insectes et photographes ! J'aime beaucoup la robe métallique de ces insectes.
A bientôt,
Antoine.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-05 13:56]

Very fine macro of these mating beetles!
The pattern of the little yellow balls on the flower compliment them very well :-)
Sharp and crisp with lots of detail.
Great composition.
Well done Luciano!
Ciao!

Joe

hello Luciano

you paparazzi, again you where at the good place the good moment,
great shot with excellent sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

Hi Luciano

Great shot of this couple mating on this lovely flower.
Well composed with good sharpness and DOF.

Chris

A perfect macro-capture of two fine looking beetles on the florets of a composit flower, trying to propagate the species Luciano, a nice contribution to breeding biology my friend! TFS indeed!
Mehmet

buona sera Luciano
i colori sono molto bene composti.
Gli insetti hanno una posizione coquine, o hanno fertilizzato...
Grazie per questa bella immagine
amicizie
Laurent

A lovely shot with a lot of detail and an excellent note.
Cheers!
Goldy

Eh Luciano, ma allora sei proprio un guardone, sporcaccione!
Prima sul papavero ora sulla margherita e la prossima?
Ma ti piacerebbe a te se un insetto ti riprendesse mentre..
Un po' di rispetto per la privacy che diamine!
Splendida foto d'azione con due bei metallizati, tremendi da riprendere, te la sei cavata alla grande, magnifici i detagli della margherita, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-06 8:21]

Hi Luciano,
Wonderful shot of these mating beetles on that white flower. Very impressive sharpness and colours and I like the contrasts here. Superb lighting and exposure control and you have captured this tender moment so beautifully. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hola Luciano, me gusta la composición, buena luz y color. Un saludo

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-06 11:54]

A beautiful bed indeed for these green beetles! I like a lot the geometry of the yellow button. Beautiful details and excellent composition.
You are getting a nice collection of lovers ;o)
Congratulations and TFS
Best regards
Maite

ehilà luciano.... va bene che i dettagli sono bellissimi, ma adesso avviso il garante dell a pirvacy che diamine.....
insetti del parco ticino attenzione!!!! c'è luciano lo spione a piede libero.... ciao!

Ma la tua galleria e' un orgia...
Bellissima
Ciao Davide

Very nice picture. Good point of view. Excellent perspective. It's a wonderful shot.
Best wishes,
Achim

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-05-07 13:47]

buona serata Luciano,
altre due belle bestioline molto indaffarate sopra un bellissimo fiore, questo è un posto che mi manca ma che difficilmente potro utilizare, bellissima fotografia
ciao
franco

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-05-07 15:33]

Ciao Luciano,
E arrivata la primavera! Tutto si sveglia e cosi anche l'istinto di .... moltiplicarsi :-)
Ottima presa!
Saluti
Ena

Ciao Luciano.
Magnificent capture of this couple of bedbug, guarantees the perpetuation of the species!
Splendid photographic quality.
Congratulations and TFS!
Regards,
José Roberto

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-13 8:39]

Hi Luciano.
Wonderful, rich of content close-up. You have represented both insect and fine flower greatly. I am impressed with tiny details (cute hair) of the beetles, outstanding exposure and colour reproduction of the petals and flower heart. Lights are excellent. DOF is perfect. Small parts of the BG are nice and smooth. Well done and kind regards.
Alexei.

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  • vinicio (162)
  • [2009-05-12 22:24]

Simpatico il titolo e bella la foto anche se da "guardone" :)
Bravo Luciano, complimenti.
Ciao
Vinicio

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