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Tropinota hirta ssp. suturalis

Tropinota hirta ssp. suturalis
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Copyright: Ali Koksal (alikox) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 2 N: 78] (356)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A100, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-02 6:35
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Tropinota (Epicometis) hirta ssp. suturalis

These little furries were crawling over the flowers, exclusively the same yellow ones.

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T.hirta suturalis differt from the typical form, by the margin of clypeus strongly concave between the angles dented, by the border of the pronotum with an edge often smoothes stopped by the punctuation, the scutellum punctuate along the borders almost to the apex. The first elytral interstria is more or less raised along the sutura with, behind, a narrow and deep furrow against the joining, and with the teguments of the upper surface shining. The hantenna club of the male is of thesame lenght of the female. The spots of elytra are generally white and arranged transversely.

Distribution: Anatolia, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Caucasus. It should be noted that one finds suturalis in southernmost Europe mixed with the typical form, and where it has the value of an aberratio.

It can be found mainly on the flowers of which they corrode and sometime cut the cheesecloths and the pistils. It can thus locally cause damage with the flowers of cultivated Pirus and Rosa. One also observes it on other low flowers like Taraxacum, Ranunculus, Plantago, Astraceae, and on the flowers of shrubs of Viburnum lantana and Genista scorpius.

The larva develops in vegetable remains, roots in decomposition and also in the manure hidden as fertilizer. The laying takes place in April-May and the nymphose in July-August. The imago seems to hibernate in its nymphale hull.

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Selamlar ali bey,
Çok güzel bir kare olmuş,
elinize sağlık.

Preciosa toma Ali. Bien captados los detalles que crean además una toma muy artística. Bien enfocado el motivo principal.
Un saludo y gracias por tus comentarios: Josep Ignasi.

Hallo Ali
Another straightforward but unique image. The colours are very bright, the details are well seen (especially the hairiness) of the bugs and the presentation is simple yet very striking. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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