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Copyright: Christos Saprikis (momos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-18 5:10
Viewed: 4199
Points: 24
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Help! I don't know name...
Other of my photographs with the same insect are Here [only adults :)] and Here

This foto captured in my garden with a Sony F717
Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-18 5:57]

What beautiful colours, so bright and irridescent Christos. Well captured and good composition. Nice and sharp and I like it, well done.

Nice macro, Christos.
Very colourful beetle may little high contrast.
Good details, well composed and nice POV.
Well done.

Beutiful bettle, well captured.

An amazing metallic sheen to this insect.Looks like some kind of longhorn beetle.
Nicely captured Christos.
Well done.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-06-18 12:42]

Hello Christos, sorry but I can not help you about the name of this bug! Toutefois je puis vous féliciter pour la macro aux couleurs chatoyantes et le bon piqué. TFS Didier.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-18 12:50]

Hi. Fantastic beetle, thanks for show.

Nice shot Christos, good macro, I like the details, sharpness and DOF. Good work! Thanks for sharing

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-27 10:54]

Hi Christos, beautiful beetle. I don't know what it is I'm afraid. I will see if I can find anything in my books. Nice shot, the composition is great and very nice details too. Well done.

Δυστυχώς από σκαθάρια δεν έχω γνώσεις, ωστόσο αυτό που βλέπω είναι εκπληκτικό: πολύ όμορφα και ζωντανά χρώματα. Όμορφη macro λήψη!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-07 4:25]

Wooow ! What a superb insect that you have well captured ! Composition, metalic colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Christos.

Great capture, Christos.

Wel composed, beautiful and naturalistic colours, details quite good for a strong close up.

ID: I think it is

"Lytta flavovittata", Family: Meloidae


That species is closely related to Lytta vesicatoria, the poisonous Spanish fly, that has been or is still collected to be used as a drug in medicine.

Best regards,

P.S.: Just seen the other two pictures from your useful links. They show the species very well, too, particularly your "adults only" shot for a free air sex movie :)
By the way, Cantharidine, the substance derived from Lytta vesicatoria, in the old days served as an aphrodisiacum.
Better not try.

Εδώ έπιασες πολύ ωραία χρώματα.

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