- Janice (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.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-06-18 6:56]
Nice macro, Christos.
Very colourful beetle may little high contrast.
Good details, well composed and nice POV.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2005-06-18 7:45]
Beutiful bettle, well captured.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2005-06-18 8:22]
An amazing metallic sheen to this insect.Looks like some kind of longhorn beetle.
Nicely captured Christos.
- ddg (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.
- puciu (2631)
- [2005-06-18 12:50]
Hi. Fantastic beetle, thanks for show.
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-06-19 4:58]
Nice shot Christos, good macro, I like the details, sharpness and DOF. Good work! Thanks for sharing
- PDP (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.
- Xalkida (257)
- [2005-07-15 7:40]
Δυστυχώς από σκαθάρια δεν έχω γνώσεις, ωστόσο αυτό που βλέπω είναι εκπληκτικό: πολύ όμορφα και ζωντανά χρώματα. Όμορφη macro λήψη!
- TAZ (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.
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2006-02-26 8:33]
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.
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.
- a_christoforos (190)
- [2007-04-23 11:03]
Εδώ έπιασες πολύ ωραία χρώματα.