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a pest
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.2, 1/190 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world (Chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-07 7:11
Viewed: 4671
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Capnodis tenebrionis L. - Flatheaded woodborer
Family: Buprestidae

Toady another shot from my beetle collection :-)

Adult: 15-25 mm long; whole body grey-black and strongly sclerotized.
Larva: 60-70 mm long; white.
Host plants: pear, apricot, almond and other stone-fruit species.
Longevity: between 2 and 4 months for the females emerging in May.
Larva: slow-developing: from eclosion until pupation between 10 and 12 months.
Life Cycle:
Females emerged in July lay their eggs in the same summer; those emerged after July will lay eggs only in the period May-September of the following year, after a period of hibernation. Larvae burrow in the main roots of host plant during the summer as well as in the following spring.
Adults feed on the leaves of the host plant occasionally causing heavy damage. Death follows attack on young trees. Mature trees are seriously weakened by the larvae.

The species is quite common throughout southern Europe. It does not occur in Poland.

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Grande foto! Riqueza de detalhes, e nitidez fantástica!

Parabéns pelo belo trabalho!!

Nicely captured. Rich in details.
And thx for infos (helps to fill in my gaps)

Regards, Petru

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-07 14:08]

Czesc Michal!

Bardzo ladne macro, duzo szczegolow i super ostrosc. Wyglada bardzo plastycznie. Ciekawa notka. Mam na zdjeciu podobnego - postaram sie wyslac niebawem - tyle tylko, ze moj zlapany na Krymie.

Kolejny okaz do Twojej kolekcji :-)
Nie wiem w czym sie specjalizujesz ale wszelkie żuki wychodzą Ci perfekcyjnie ;-)


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-08 4:10]

Hello Michal!
Wonderfrul close up.Sharpness,details,lighting and framing are excellent.TFS...:-)

Have a Great holiday season Michal.
Thank you and a Happy New year!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-09 1:17]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Michal.

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