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Prionus coriarius

Prionus coriarius
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K200D, Pentax SMC FA 100 F2.8 MACRO
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-08-13 4:38
Viewed: 5282
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I am sending a photo of this a species of longhorn beetle, which is currently an endangered species in my country.
Also you can see second dorsal view and detail of the head .
Thank you all for your visit and criticism - this is useful for me. Points (smiling) are not important for me.
Best greetings.


Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Prionus
Species: coriarius

Size: 18-45mm

The Tanner or The Sawyer (Prionus coriarius)
Czech name: Tesařík piluna

The Tanner is long 18-45 mm, making it one of our beetles in fifth place in size. Its chitinous armor is dark brown to pitch black, the belly is usually lighter. From other types of longhorn beetles best differentiate it with sharp spines on the edge of the shield. Cervical shield on each side has three clearly distinct teeth, while at the hem of his upper and lower part can be found yellow hairs. Conspicuous are long and very thick antennae, which are the male and female very slightly serrate. The antennae can also distinguish males from females. Male antennae are composed of twelve cells, while females from eleven (the last two elements are fused).
Occurs nearly everywhere in Europe except Scandinavia and northern regions of Russia, East Asia continues to resort to the Western Siberia, south to northern Africa. In the Czech Republic with this kind of beetle found scattered. It inhabits the older trees in the hilly zone of oak and oak-and beech stand. They meet him in particular indigenous forests primeval character with the natural structure of wood. At times it can be found in alleys or in aged coniferous forests.
The beetle is found only in July and August, when the coming evening coming out of hiding and flies clumsily. It is solitary nocturnal beetle, an adult does not accept any food. They often arrive on electric light, which is most commonly seen. Rubbing segmented hind legs of the tegument may issue squeaking tones. Caught a beetle issue sounds shrill and painful bites.
Fleshy larvae up to six centimeters long, whitish, which live under the bark of young deciduous, rarely evergreen trees and feed on the wood. At a certain age the larvae migrate to the old tree stumps or root rot. Within three to four years, the larva usually fourteen strips and then pupate in the soil cradle in disguise. From The cocoon then emerges in the next summer an adult beetle.
At present, yet not a protected species of insects in the Czech Republic. There is a negative for him technically implemented method of forest management and therefore slowly disappearing. Hurts mining aged stands, and then only in some protected areas while maintaining the original songs stand the conditions for the survival of this species.
(source: www.wikipedia.com; etc.)

uleko, PaulLees, maaciejka, marius-secan, cataclysta, Argus, siggi, bungbing, anel, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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Hi Milos.
Well you do get a smily from me. It is always important in any species to get a front-eye contact veiw. Nice details on the back wings and lighting is excellant. The DOF is very shallow, next day go to maybe f-18 or so. I think it is important when presenting a subject in its entirity to have as much in focus as possible. Thats my criticism, you asked for it, you got it. Well done and have a nice weekend.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-08-13 8:18]
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Hello Milos,
Several brilliant capture of this fantastic Longhorn Beetle showing excellent details and natural colours. You're lucky to have found this impressive beetle that apparently is found here in the south of Sweden too.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-13 8:23]

Hello Milos,
Nice photo in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Indeed a bit shallow DOF. Pleasing composition.

Impressive macro of an impressive insect! Beautiful photo Milos! Good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness. In Cyprus we have the similar species Mesoprionus besikanus.

fantastic capture with excellent details Mikou, congratulations !

un saluto, tino

hello Milos
great sharpness shot with good details and great colours
thanks greeting lou
PS good workshop picture,s to

Hi Milos,

Splendid macro of The Longhorn Beetle here my good friend, awesome sharpness with phenomenal detail, perhaps a smaller f stop would include the outer focus area's (legs), but hey Milos what a fabulous picture and deserves many more accolades, great effort and very well done,
Best regards,


Hi Milos,
a lot of details and excellent sharpness. Very good macro shot. Nice natural colours.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hello Milos,
Fantastic image with a superb beetle.
The exposure and composition are great. Splendid contrast against the background.
Outstanding colors, excellent clarity and perfect focus.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Milos
I am glad to see you on TN again ;-) Nice photo of this large longhorn beetle I am waiting for more

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-08-14 0:35]

Ahoj Miloši,
Krasné ostré foto tesaříka,perfektně zaostřeno na hlavu a ten detail z odkazu je excelentní.
Zdraví Jiří.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-08-14 9:52]

Hello Milos,
A very fine macro of Prionus coriarius, a species of Longhorn Beetle that would very much like to photograpph but it is rare in my country.
You took this female from a great semi-frontal POV, showing most of her with top sharpness and natural colours, including her powerful jaws. She shows well against the stone BG in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a nice evening,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-14 11:53]

Hello Milos,
excellent macro shot and very good composition of this beetle.Very nice pov and bg with splendid colours.Well presented pose.Best regards Siggi

Hello Milos,
Great macro capture taken from ideal POV with excellent DOF. Details are really amazing and colours are natural. Well done!

Hello Milos,
Excellent close-up of this Beetle, beautiful details sharpness, excellent point of view, good composition and great natural colours, great work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-15 1:21]

Hello Milos,
You are right, it's so important and interesting for us to show endangered creatures to help to recognize them. Perfect presentation as usual, excellent pictures in the WS too. I didn't know this Tanner or Sawyer..must be a hard worker! And men seem to work against him, how sad.
Thanks for this interesting posting
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-18 15:26]

Hi Milos,magnificent macro in a difficult position and light,a very professional work whit brilliant details and excellent choice of point of view..and a very interesting and rare specie too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Beautifully captured bug, Milos. Lovely details and amazing closeness in natural colors.
Thanks and kind regards,

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