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Copyright: Nitin Jawale (NitinJawale) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 119] (1494)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Cannon EOS 550D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-03 7:02
Viewed: 1603
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Podontia quatuordecimpunctata is the best-known Podontia species.Like Podontia affinis, this species' pest status has led to the use of a vernacular name, “kadondong beetle"(alternate spelling “kedongdong”,
The colorful orange-pink adults are active from June to October, and form pairs that copulate multiple times.
Females oviposit 20–60 eggs in clusters on the leaf surface; eggs are bright yellow, naked and are arranged in multiple layers, usually two. Hatching occurs within 7–8 days and the yellow-brown larval instars feed gregariously and prefer younger leaves.
The yellow-brown pupae last 14–29 days.

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hallo Nitin
very good picture wit nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Chrysomelidae specie?

Ciao Nitin, great macro of lovely lady bug, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
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Hi Nitin.A spectacular macro of this "Podontia quatuordecimpunctata".A magnificent beetle common in Asia,the detail and the colors are absolutely fantastic,perfect choice of point of view too.Have a nice week and thanks,LUCIANO

Hello Nitin!
A superb macro shot of this beautiful bug. Perfect sharpness and details from an effective point of view. Great contrast with the beautiful background; loved it. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Good close-up of the beetle. The photo is sharp and have nice colours. And the diagonal composition of the beetle also suits.

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