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Longhorn Beetle

Longhorn Beetle
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-27 0:47
Viewed: 4339
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't know the exact ID of this Insect but I think this is a longhorn beetle. Please help if someone know its exact ID.

The longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae; also known as long-horned beetles or, more archaically, longicorns) are a cosmopolitan family of beetles, typically characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short (e.g., Neandra brunnea, figured below) and such species can be difficult to distinguish from related beetle families such as Chrysomelidae. The family is large, with over 20,000 species described, slightly more than half from the Eastern Hemisphere. Several are serious pests, with the larvae boring into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber (or, occasionally, to wood in buildings; the old-house borer, Hylotrupes bajulus, being a particular problem indoors). A number of species mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. The rare giant long-horned beetle (Titanus giganteus) from northeastern South America is often considered the largest (though not the heaviest, and not the longest including legs) insect, with a maximum known body length of just over 16 centimeters.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Cerambycidae

Source: Wikipedia

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-27 0:54]

Hello Haraprasan
Wonderful capture with great details and perfect focus, beautiful colors too.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-27 0:56]

Hello Haraprasan,
Fantastic details the close up macro is incredible. Very nice exposure on this wonderful capture.
Best regards Siggi

Namastay MF Haraprasan, today my neighbour:)
A splendid macro capture of a beautiful longhorn beetle from dorsal POV with superb details and sharpnes.
TFS and cheers,,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-27 1:23]

Hello Haraprasan,
A superb capture of an impressive Longhorn Beetle taken from a fine dorsal POV with excellent sharpness and use of flash.
I hope someone can ID it
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-27 2:13]

Hello Haraprasan, wonderful macro shot of this beetle with fine details.
TFS and G's,

Hi Haraprasan!

At least, it seems to be sure it is a Longhorn Beetle; I'm sure someone will find out the exact ID - I couldn't! All I can tell is that you present us a fine picture of that insect, with a well chosen point of view that creates a good overall sight and impression. The effect of the flashlight is visible, but not really disturbing.

Kind regards


Hi Haraprasan,

nice picture from this insect with good details and pov.
Beautiful colours.
I don't think that I dknow this specie.


hello Haraprasan
super details of the beetle
great sharpness
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Haraprasan, superb details for this beautiful beetle with fantastic metallic colors, splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-03-27 11:07]

Hello Haraprasan,
Insect as the size, antennas available.
Insects are always interesting ...
Color and sharpness successful.

Hi Haraprasan
Great long horn beetle. I like the field guide POV and good sharpness. I have never seen a similar species

Namastay Hara,
I don't know the ID of this longhorn,but this is a great shot of it.
The overhead POV is perfect for ID purposes so you should be able top find out what it is fairly easily.
Very good exposure & colour.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-27 12:52]

Hi Haraprasan,

A magnificent macro of this Long-horned Beetle with the beautiful colors. Razor sharp details of the entire insect. You have captured it perfectly in a wonderful position.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-27 13:30]

Hi Haraprasan. This is a fine over head view of this Beetle. Which showes us fine detail and bright colours. Your use of the flash has given a shine to the shell. well done TFs.

Have a good weekend.

Hello Haraprasan, great close-up of this beetle with excellent details.
TFS and greetings,

Hello Haraprasan, superb macro of this beetle. Great details and composition.
TFS and regards,

Hello Haraprasan
a very nice capture of this beautiful insect
very great sharpness and superb colors and lightng
I like the top point of view
Have a nice WE

hello Haraprasan

excellent photo of this insect with a POV completaly from above,
superb focus on it with great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-27 18:50]

Hello Haraprasan,
Splendid macro work with great results. Sharp and naturally colored image, thank you.

Fantastic details the close up macro is incredible. Very nice exposure on this wonderful capture.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-28 3:45]

HP Brilliant shot. Superb focus on the top view and portraied nicely. Good presentation and thanks for sharing. Ganesh

Hello Haraprasan
Cerambycids are my favourite insects, I like them very much. this Longhorn Beetle is very beautiful species and you greatly captured it. focus, POV, colors and composition very nice. thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend

Lovely capture of this beautiful beetle.
Excellent sharpness and beautiful colour.
Lovely composition!

nice details captured here :)
I have seen exactly the same - or maybe similar - Longhorn beetle in Mumbai. The details are good and the lustre is shining bright! tfs!

NAMASTAY, Haraprasan,
It is always a GREAT PLEASURE to see your work.
EXCELLENT clarity.
Love your notes too.
Mario from the COLD.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-03-28 12:35]

Hello Haraprasan
Interesting beetle, the antens is very big and different, the colors are natural and clean. The details are excelent.

Hello Haraprasan,
a wonderful picture of this longhorn beetle taken from a good POV with superb sharpness ad fine detail, beautiful colours.
Best regards

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