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May Beetle

May Beetle
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Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 28-105
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-10 22:54
Viewed: 3372
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It as May Beetle (it's Latin name is Melolontha melolontha).
Imagines (adults) of the common cockchafer reach sizes of 2530 mm; the forest cockchafer is a bit smaller (2025 mm).
Close up of a male cockchafer, showing the seven "leaves" on the antennae.
Male cockchafers have seven "leaves" on their antennae, whereas the females have only six.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2010-06-11 12:36]

Dear Rimantas
thanks for the interesting note and the fine picture of this May Beetle in an unusual pose

Excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours!!!!

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