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Cetonia aurata


Cetonia aurata
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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: 2008-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-07 6:14
Viewed: 1696
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cetonia aurata, known as the rose chafer, or more rarely as the green rose chafer, is a reasonably large beetle, 20 mm ( in) long, that has metallic green coloration (but can be bronze, copper, violet, blue/black or grey) with a distinct V shaped scutellum, the small triangular area between the wing cases just below the thorax, and having several other irregular small white lines and marks. The underside is a coppery colour. Rose chafers are capable of very fast flight; they do it with their wing cases down thus resembling a bumble bee. They feed on flowers, nectar and pollen, in particular roses (from where they get their name); which is where they can be found on warm sunny days, between May and June/July, occasionally to September.
Rose chafers are found over southern and central Europe and the southern part the UK where they seem to be sometimes very localized. They are a very beneficial saprophagous species (detritivore), their larvae are the insect equivalent of earth worms and help make very good compost where they are often found in great numbers. (Wikipedia)


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-07 6:24]

Hi Rimas
Wonderful shot...I make the same Cetonia aurata on the same flowers today....
Excellent colours and very sharp details...your workis perfect!
Horia

Hello Rimantas,
Beautiful macro with perfect clarity, colour and composition.
greeting.
samiran

Gran acercamiento y de una gran belleza.
Saludos Rimantas,
J. Ignasi.

Hi Rimas,
This beetle is playing hide and seek with you. Sharp and clear picture. Very well done.
JC

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