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Anoplotrupes stercorosus

Anoplotrupes stercorosus
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro VC USD
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-01 2:07
Viewed: 1719
Points: 20
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This beetle is present in the whole Europe. The colour of Anoplotrupes stercorosus is blue-black, while the underside is usually metallic blue. The elytra have longitudinal slightly dotted grooves.

The adults grow up to 1220 millimetres (0.470.79 in) long and can be encountered from June through next Spring, mainly in beech forests. This dung beetle feeds on feces, rotting fungi and tree lymph of the host-plants.
In Spring they laid eggs in chambers at the end of about 7080 centimetres (2831 in) long corridor built in the soil, where feces of herbivorous and omnivorous animals are placed in to feed the larvae, that overwinter and pupate in Spring, requiring a year for the whole process.

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Beautiful close-up of this black insect, Jiri.
Great details on face and thorax.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Jiri, great macro of lovely bud, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Jiri
very nice picture with good details and good ahRPNESS

Hello Jiri,
I have seen this species in our area.Very well captured.Excellent clarity with nice POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Jiri, Nice black beetle post with great natural light and colours. Fantastic composition with gorgeous DOF. Great clarity. Thank for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-01 16:03]

Hi Jiri,spectacular face to face with this black beetle,you were brave to try a very difficult macro like this,and the result is truly beautiful,great details and a very bright black! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano


TFS the intersting beetle Jiri! Excellent DOF and details Good colours.


hello Jiri,
Brilliant in all aspects.....Incredible clarity, focus and sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene with a lovely specie of beetle. The colors and contrast of this image are amazing....
Thanks for sharing!

  • Great 
  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2014-05-06 12:47]

Hello Jiri,
Great composition, POV , clarity & details ! A very appealing and interesting picture ! TFS Tina

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