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Trichodes affinis

Trichodes affinis
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-27 14:06
Viewed: 3996
Points: 41
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A third Trichodes, taken in Samos, Greece, also presented for the first time on TN. The flower is Artedia squamata L. or Crown Flower, Madonna flower (Family: Apiaceae)
That’s all I have in my archives as Trichodes… Next spring, I hope to see new species!

Trichodes affinis Chevrolat, 1843
Family: Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)

Description: Pronotum evenly, densely and coarsely punctuate, dull. Elytra with apical spot situated entirely within the orange ground colour, posterior band reaching the lateral margin. Hind femora strongly thickened; hind tibiae distinctly curved.

Distribution: Greece (not Crete), Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Israel, Egypt.

Gerstmeier R., 1998. Checkered Beetles, Illustrated Key to the Cleridae of the Western Palaeartic, Margraf Verlag, Germany. ISBN 3-8236-1175-5

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Hi Catherine,
I like your pictures at all. Great sharpness like usually. Colours as well. Great composition. Sorry, that I can't give you 2 points, but I'm run out of todays limit.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-27 15:16]

Salut Catherine,quelle nettete' et quelles reflections metalliques spectaculaires,une macro super ce soir,un plaisir pour les yeux!Excellente aussi la gestion de la lumiere,c'etait pas facile ce resultat sur un fleur blanc ensoleille'! Mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,Luciano

Details are wonderful.
Now I learn one of my species.
Thanks and Good night.

Hi Catherine,
nice compo of this Trichodes in Oryala¿?¿? TFS & best regards

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-27 22:15]

Hello Catherine
Nice composition, vivid colors and great details as usual
Thanks for sharing

Good Morning cher amie,

Excellent capture of an another Trichodes species, the focus looks superb. Looks perfect from where I'm sitting.
TFS and have a nice day!


Hello Catherine,
Splendid capture with such amazing vivid colours and fine details.
Interesting and useful photographers note. In my country I've never seen this insect.
Have a nice sunday!

Superb combination of the colourful insect with white Umbelliferae.
Καλή σου μέρα.

Ciao Catherine, great macro of beautiful beetle on a lovely flower, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Catherine,
sorry for not showing up lately on TN. You are not forgotten, though, I like your work and I like your interesting and personal comments a lot. It's just that I am involved in some political wrangling ("Bürgerinitiative") about Wind turbines that keeps me away from TN.

Trichodes affinis is another fine contribution of yours to TN. All Trichodes shine a lot in sun light or flash but you kept the reflections to an acceptable level.

I wish you a good "next spring"! best regards from under the snow cover, Dietrich

hello Catherine
very good sharpness and nice pose in the flower of this beautiful beetle
great to find so many differend specie,s
i like this
great shot Catherine
greeting lou

Ciao Catherine. Intrigant blue's shades! So hard to obtain with this specie. Excellent sharp and details.


A beautiful and tasty reproduction of both of the species Catherine, the colorful beetle looks so relaxed among all those softy petals, a good study in nature indeed!

Hi Catherine,
I think that this is the best photo of your three Trichodes photos. The composition and the colours are fantastic.
Regards, Christodoulos

Hello Catherine, wonderful macro shot of this colourful beetle with nice colours, details and composition.
TFS and regards,

Suberb image and composition. The beetle is perfectly framed by the white flower.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-28 12:28]

Hello Catherine,
These Trichodes species are difficult to ID and seeing this fine capture of T. squamata I wonder if mine from Lesbos in my archives is the same. Anyway, congratulations on this sharp and well composed image of a new species for TN!
Cheers and have a good week,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-29 6:45]

Bonjour Catherine,
Etonnée de voir encore une autre espèce de ces Trichodes, je ne savais pas qu'il y en avait autant! Celui-ci a choisi un "lit" bien douillet pour se présenter à la photographe. Mais pas si facile avec ce contraste de couleurs. Comme toujours un travail soigné et plaisant.
Bonne semaine

Hi Catherine,
Excellent photo of this interesting bug species and flower, TFS

Hi Catherine,

Really beautiful and colourful composition, with great details of the insect.

Cheers, Petru

Hi Catherine!!! Just Beautiful!!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-16 12:15]

Hello Catherine,
Incredible macro work here Catherine, the details and colours of this bug are truly amazing, thank you.

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