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Long-Horn Beetle (Nikon D 70 :70-300mm)

Long-Horn Beetle (Nikon D 70 :70-300mm)
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Copyright: Sindhu Ramchandran (Sindhur) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 53] (425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-28 2:31
Viewed: 3236
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Prioninae are a subfamily of Cerambycidae (long-horned beetles). They are typically large (25-70 mm) and usually brown or black. The males of a few genera sport large pincers that are used in fights with other males, similar to stag beetles. These beetles are commonly nocturnal and are attracted to light. The majority of Prioninae whose biology is known are borers whose larvae feed on rotting wood or roots.

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Hello Sindhurji, Very nice shot of this beetle. The horn makes it interesting and I see some patches on the top of the body. Are they patches or water drops? Vignesh

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-29 1:19]

Hello Sindhu, You always find something or other interesting. this is a nice shot of the beetle. I like those long antenna's. Fine work. Ganesh

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