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Pachyta quadrimaculata

Pachyta quadrimaculata
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Longhorn Beetles/ Cerambycidae Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-03 12:57
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Pachyta quadrimaculata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lenght 10-20 mm.
Pronotum dull with dense and coarse, wrinkled puntuation.
Head, pronotum, legs and antennae black; elytra typically yellow or yellowish-brown, with 4 well-marked black spot; antennae of medium lenght.
Develops in conifers (Pinus, very probably also in Picea).
Larvae under the bark of dead shallow roots and root bases. Life-cycle 3 years, with pupation in spring in the soil. Adults emerge in VI-VII, found on stumps and on flowers.


* Bense U.1995 – Longhorn Beetles. Illustrated Key to the Cerambycidae and Vesperidae of Europe. Margraf Verlag, Weikersheim, Germany.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-01-03 13:35]

Buongiorno Marcello,
a great composition of flower and beetle. The beauty of both is
nicely and precisely demonstrated due to well selected depth of field, point of view and high sharpness.
Previously, I posted a picture of the species from the north Italian Alps (see here).
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Ric Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (146)
  • [2008-01-03 13:55]

Ciao Marcello,
Colores y reflejos delicados en los elitros.
Buen foco (como de costumbre).
Felicidades por tu buen hacer.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-03 14:09]

Mamma mia che perfezione,nemmeno un piccolo riflesso sul corpo,una nitidezza eccezionale,bravissimo,Luciano

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-03 14:27]

Hello Marcello,
Excellent macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

Que belleza Marcello, no solo por el insecto sino por la compuesta y sus colores. Enorme produndidad, excelente luz y acertado encuadre.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-03 15:37]

Ciao Marcello,
Un'altra bellissima foto!
Buona nitidezza e bella composizione!

Ciao Marcello,

Magnificent shot
Excellent sharp details
lovely colors and compo
Perfect DOF

TFS Thijs

hello marcello,
nice post presenting the long horn beetle, lovely dof, beautiful colours and excellent lighting, liked the way you have composed the shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-01-03 23:14]

Hello Marcello,

Very beautiful composition. Very good POV, DOF and focus. Very nice detail of this longhorn. Great natural colours also. Perfect!

Another great capture with excellent DOF showing good detail and colour.
I might have been tempted to crop a little more off the right side to make the composition a little less centred and avoid more of the OOF flower but it still looks great as it is though.
Well done!

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-04 7:38]

Hello Marcello,
great pic, beautiflly captured in very good pose that nicelly presents this species
clear shot with beyutiful details
best regards, Dejan

Ciao Marcello, di gran qualità e ben dettagliato l'insetto, splendido il fiore in primo piano, anch'esso perfettamente a fuoco e con un magnifico colore, come al solito mi fai fare un grande spreco di superlativi nel commentare le tue foto, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-05 0:38]

Hi Marcello,
Just marking this wonderful post for now and will be back with a proper critique later.

Hi Marcello,
This longhorn beetle is well seen with the flower. Both look fresh. Nice off background and beautifully composed.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-01-05 8:03]

salut Marcello
très belle image aux couleurs vives. La DOF est parfaite avec un pov bien choisi pour admirer ce petit insect.


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