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Mylabris variabilis


Mylabris variabilis
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-22 6:26
Viewed: 3135
Points: 28
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MYLABRIS VARIABILIS (Pallas, 1781)


Blister Beetle
Veränderlicher Oelkäfer

Family: Meloidae
Size: 7-16mm
Flighttime: June to September
Distribution:South and East Europe

The beetle was posed on a Vicia flower in a quite wild area close to the village of Evolène in the Val d'Hérens.

Thanks a lot again to Yvan (Argus) to have given me the ID.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-22 6:44]

Bonjour Anne,
A fine capture of this beetle on the leguminous flowers.
You are right to question the ID because of the antennae.
I think this is a species of Meloid beetle, Possibly Mylabris variabilis.
Nice natural colours, clarity, BG and composition.
Merci et bonne soirée de dimanche,
Amitiés
Ivan

Hi Anne Gattlen,
Nice presentation and composition ,
great macro picture of this flower and beetle,
amazing colors and very sharp picture,
Excellent framed and very well done.
My compliments.
Anil Purohit

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-22 7:20]

Hi,
Beetle, where is it. I love these flowers, so beautiful. Yes, there this beetle perfectly placed, well captured with good lighting and colors, well done. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-22 7:31]

Hello Anne,
Beautiful photo of this beetle on the Vicia flower. Both are very sharp in excellent details and very nice well saturated colours. Beautiful OOF BG.
Regards,
Peter

I am surprised in two ways. First of course the wonderful colours in the sharp image and secondly the name of the flora for which I have been looking a long time. Thanks so much twice:-)
Bob

Hello Anne,
Great image with very nice colours and amazing details. Very good contrast with the background. Great composition with superb blurred background.
Marius.

Hallo Anne,
Dein schöner Ölkäfer macht seinem Namen alle Ehre, er glänzt so hübsch, wie mit Öl eingeschmiert ;-) Ein tolles Arrangement auf der lila Blume, strahlender Sonnenschein, brilliante FArben, gefällt mir sehr, lieben Dank.
Herzliche Grüße aus dem sonnigen Allgäu
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Bonsoir Anne,
Les couleurs et la composition sont superbes. Je pense aussi, comme Yvan, qu'il s'agit d'un Mylabris de la famille des Meloidae. Attention à ne pas les toucher... ils sont toxiques, comme l'indique un peu leur couleur d'ailleurs. Bonne soirée,
Catherine

Hi Anne,
A lovely capture of this beautiful blister beetle. excellent composition with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello Anne
great pose of this beauty
great sharpness and good details
beautiful colours and nice light
i have post this beetle and his brother 2 weeks ago on TN ,you can look by greece
thanks greeting lou

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-22 21:21]

Hi Anne,

Excellent photo of this Insect, TFS! Yesterday Y see some like this by us.

Ciao Anne, great macro of lovely bug on a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Anne,
der interessiert mich sehr, Mylabris. Die Ansicht von unten ist originell, gute Komposition. Der schwarze Glanz hat Dir Probleme bereitet, die auch mit Blitz nicht zu überwinden sind.
Mylabris habe ich im Wallis seit Jahrzehnten nicht mehr gesehen. Als Student ging ich einmal nach Naters um solche für die Wissenschaft zu sammeln: wir wollten die Biosynthese des Cantharidins studieren. Dieses sehr symmetrische und deshalb giftige Molekül wird nur von Meloiden synthetisiert, die Vorstufen des Cantharidins sind alle schön brav asymmetrisch, das fanden wir interessant.
Mylabris legen ihre Eier in den Boden ab, die schlüpfenden Larven sind sehr mobil und suchen im Boden nach Heuschrecken- Gelegen, die sie fressen.
Herzlich grüsst
Dieter

great closeup, TFS Ori

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