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Issus coleoptratus

Issus coleoptratus
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-09 0:30
Viewed: 2239
Points: 26
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I think 1ste on TN.

The real beetle cicada (Issus coleoptratus) is a cicada kind within the family of the beetle cicadas (Issidae) in the subordination of the sharp head cicadas (Fulgoromorpha). You German name as well as the kind epithet refer (Coleoptera = beetle) to her shape similar to beetle.
The real beetle cicada is spread westpaläarktisch. Their area north border lies in Central Europe possibly along the low mountain ranges. The animals are to be found in height situations up to 1000 metres.
The real beetle cicada reaches body lengths between 5.5 and 7 millimetres. It is a very colour-variable kind with stubby body shape. With this cicada the airworthiness zurückentwickelt has itself. The leathery deck wings (elytrons) lie like a beetle tank about the abdomen. Bright individuals are coloured mostly brownish-grey to olive-grey. Often they carry a dark spot in the rear third of the front wing. Full of contrast coloured animals often order more than two dark across tapes or are also quite black more seldom. The veins of the front wings are deep brown at least in sections. The Nervatur of male and female animals differs (Sexualdimorphismus). While resolves the Nervatur of the females in the rear area in a net of fine veins, the Hauptlängsadern of the little men come out always clearly.
The head is narrow including the eyes as the cervical sign (pronotum). The forehead (Frons) is coloured in the upper third mostly deep brown to black with sprinkled brighter spots. In the lower area this is greenish, yellowish or brownishly without other dark drawing and always without bright across bandage. The very similar, but in the spreading area orders of such an across bandage rarer aviation-beetle cicada (Issus muscaeformis).
The insects live in woods more freshly to dry locations in closed deciduous forests and mixed forests, as well as in half-open stocks of trees (edges of the forest, parks, cemeteries). Now and again they are to be found in isolated single trees. The adult animals live in oaks (Quercus), maple (Acer), hazel (Corylus), birches (Betula), elms (Ulmus), lime-trees (Tilia) among other things The animals are (polyphagous a little fastidiously concerning her food and live sucking on the Phloemsaft of the called hosts.
The real beetle cicada forms one generation in the year. The adult animals are found before all end of June till the middle of October, in warmer regions already from the end of May. The larvae spend the winter in ivy (Hedera), privet (Ligustrum), juniper (Juniperus), yews (Taxus) and also in the foliage litter.(Wikipedia)

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Ciao Siggi, great macro of little cicada, excellent sharpness, fine details, nice blurry BG, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Czesc Siggi,
coz za ciekawy okaz! Nie wiem co to jest ale na pewno jest to interestujace. Jak zwykle bardzo dobry punkt widzenia, prawdziwe kolory.
Udanej niedzieli.

Bonjour Siegfried,
Belle macro. il est toujours très difficile d'apercevoir les cigales car elles se confondent souvent avec leur environnement.
Bonnes couleurs et excellente netteté.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5803 W: 89 N: 14914] (62525)
  • [2011-10-09 1:44]

Hi Siggi,this is a great capture!! Very rare and very little,a magnificent macro where the details are truely fantastics.Excellent work,have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Siegfried.
Gran bella macro con un soggetto molto piccolo, grande nitidezza bellissimi i colori, ottima la composizione complimenti.Grazie della condivisione
ciao Marco.

hello Siegfried
Super the first time
great details and good sharpness with nice naturel colours
great shot thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2011-10-09 8:24]

Hello Siggi,
Congratulations for this new species on TN. Beautiful colours and nice details. Taken from a good POV.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 0 N: 650] (7937)
  • [2011-10-09 9:12]

Hi Siggi,
Excellent macro work.Very nice shot of a beautiful and interesting cicade.
Perfect colours, composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Siggi
Interesting subject and impressive macro with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

No corras tantooo... 1016 fotoografías ya !... ya me desbancaste.

Especial ampliación con unos detalles sorprendentes.
Buena realización técnica dado el tamaño de este Cicadélido.

Saludos Siegfried: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Siggi,
A very good macro of this tiny insect, good details sharpness, great composition and nice point of view, beautiful natural colours and good background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-10-10 3:33]

Hi Siegfried.
I also did not see this species. You have represented this tine creature perfectly at a very nice surroundings. Details of the plant and insect are great as well as the use of flash (of I am not mistaken). Dark green BG looks like expensive canvas and very suitable for the subject. TFS and best wishes.

great capture, nice picture and subject Siggi congratulations !

ciao, tino

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