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Lixus filiformis

Lixus filiformis
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-11 2:15
Viewed: 1443
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lixus filiformis (Fabricius 1781)
Coleoptera: Curculionidae

Lixus filiformis is a curculionid beetle 5-7mm long, very common in Cretan fauna. It was found on the wild plant purple milk thistle (Galactites tomentosa) and it consists a significant biocontrol agent of this weed. It oviposits in the main stem and lateral branches of host plantit and the larvae borrow it after egg hatching causing death to the lateral branches either the all plant.

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Hello Nikos,
Excellent image with perfect focus and sharp details. The colors are nice and natural.
Thanks for sharing this lovely and interesting specie.

hallo Nikos
very nice picture of this beetle with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely bug, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid colors, very well done, my friend, ciso Silvio

Hello Nikos,
Like your PP work. Well captured this insect. I don't know anything about this species, just read your NOTE. Well natural color with perfect BG.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-11 11:28]

Hi Nikos,the body is a bid disturbed by a blurred leaf,but the rest is excellent,great sharpness on the big nose,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hello Nikos,
Une magnifique composition avec cet insect aux couleurs agréables.
C'est bien vu, bonne getion de la profondeur.
Bonne soirée

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