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Copyright: Kalyan Chatterjee (kalyan11021980) (41)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, 90 mm tamron
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-17 21:30
Viewed: 1210
Points: 6
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Milkweed metalic blue Leaf Beetles (Chrysochus cobaltinus ).

When handled, these beetles were anything but cute they stank, and though I did not try, they were probably quite unpalatable (to birds and other predators as well). The reason? Most likely their diet since both, larvae and adults feed on the sap laden foliage. Apparently the milkweed beetles lay their eggs on the leaves of this remarkable plant. Caterpillars consume the leaf tissues to a great extend and later pupate in the soil underneath.

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Beautiful macro Kalyan! Very good composition and wonderful lighting! The sharpness is impressive!

Hi Kalyan!
Great macro shot of this beetle in perfect sharpness and very nice details. Beautiful BG and very nice natural colors; especially the metallic color on bug. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Welcome to TN, Kalyan!
This is a nice macro of a Stink Bug.
Well done and TFS!

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