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Coccinella septempunctata


Coccinella septempunctata
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-27 5:48
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Points: 32
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Regno: Animalia

Sottoregno: Eumetazoa

Ramo: Bilateria

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Tracheata

Superclasse: Hexapoda

Classe: Insecta

Sottoclasse: Pterygota

Coorte: Endopterygota

Superordine: Oligoneoptera

Sezione: Coleopteroidea

Ordine: Coleoptera

Sottordine: Polyphaga

Infraordine:Cucujiformia

Superfamiglia: Cucujoidea

Famiglia: Coccinellidae

Sottofamiglia: Coccinellinae

Trib: Coccinellini

Genere: Coccinella

Specie: C. septempuctata


La coccinella comune (Coccinella septempunctata LINNAEUS, 1758) la pi conosciuta fra le Coccinellidae. Le elitre sono del tipico colore rosso accesso, con la presenza di tre punti neri per ogni elitra, ed uno sulla commissura, per un totale di sette punti, da cui deriva il nome di coccinella dai sette punti. La Coccinella vive in ogni parte del mondo, e ovunque siano presenti gli afidi, che sono gli insetti che maggiormente fungono da base nella dieta delle coccinelle. Sia le larve che gli adulti della coccinella sono predatori degli afidi, e ci permette il controllo naturale della crescita numerica degli afidi. La stessa agricoltura biologica utilizza le coccinelle come strumento nella lotta biologica per combattere le infestazioni da afidi, permettendo una significativa riduzione nell'uso di pesticidi.


Coccinella septempunctata, the seven-spot ladybird (or, in North America, seven-spotted ladybug or "C-7"), is the most common ladybird in Europe. Its elytra are of a red colour, but punctuated with three black spots each, with one further spot being spread over the junction of the two, making a total of seven spots, from which the species derives both its common and scientific names (from the Latin septem = "seven" and punctata = "spotted"). C. septempunctata has a broad ecological range, living almost anywhere there are aphids for it to eat. Both the adults and the larvae are voracious predators of aphids, and because of this, C. septempunctata has been repeatedly introduced to North America as a biological control agent to reduce aphid numbers, and is now established in North America, and has been subsequently designated the official State insect of six different states (Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee). In the United Kingdom, there are fears that the seven-spot ladybird is being out-competed for food by the harlequin ladybird. Conversely, in North America, this species has outcompeted many native species, including other Coccinella. An adult seven-spot ladybird may reach a body length between 0.76 and 1.0 cm (7.6 and 10.0 mm). Their distinctive spots and attractive colors are meant to make them unappealing to predators. The species can secrete a fluid from joints in their legs which gives them a foul taste. A threatened ladybug may both play dead and secrete the unappetizing substance to protect itself.

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Ciao Roberto,
mi piace molto questa cattura primaverile, una splendida macro con ottima definizione e bellissimi colori, non so se c' spazio nel fotogramma originale, ma ove fosse stato possibile avrei leggermente modificato la composizione, anche se non so valutare l'eventuale risultato, comunque niente da dire, perch gi molto bella cos e frutto di un'ottima scelta compositiva.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Roberto, bellissima macro con una deliziosa coccinella, splendidi colori naturali e fantastica nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-27 7:11]

Hello Roberto,
Very fine sharp capture of the Ladybird in a nice pose on a leaf. Sharpness and colours are excellent. I love the composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-27 7:38]

Hi Roberto.
It is an absolutely stunning macro shot. I am impressed at the highest range. Brilliant reproduction of all features and details of a lovely ladybird. DOF is amazing. Subject ay whole is wonderful too. Superb use of superb equipment. Bravo.
Alexei.

Ciao Roberto.
I liked this picture... really a beautiful ladybug!
The composition is simply perfect!
Excellent colours and details also.
Very well done!
Jos Roberto

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-27 8:59]

Hello Roberto,
Very beautiful photo in a fantastic composition. Superb clear and contrasting colours and sharpness. A pity that the BG is a bit noisy. Great POV and DOF.
Regards,
Peter

hello Roberto
super sharpness and very good light with beautiful colours
reeting lou

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-03-27 9:28]

Hola Roberto.
Hermosa foto. Primera clase en Macro. Alta definicion y nitidez, enfoque y colorido exelente.
Mas bien paree una bella pintura.
Felicidades Roberto.
Luis52.

Hello Roberto,
Very nice composition with wonderful vivid colours and perfect focus.
Great POV and nice BG.
Marius.

Ciao Roberto,
La foto dice qualcosa ... dice "equilibrio"!
Lei bella, molto ben mantenuto, cin una luce brillante e attraente. La composizione stata una sfida, ma il risultato affascinante.
Molto buon lavoro, buona Domenica, Saluti, Jess

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-03-28 0:01]

Slav Roberto,
Very nice close up of this Ladybug on a leaf with great sharpness,colours and contrast.Very nice composition.TFS.
Regards,
Drzan

Excellent presentation of a ladybug, Roberto. I like the positioning on the bent blade of grass and the way that draws the eye to the subject. The texture, lighting, clarity and DOF are all handled well to show off your subject to best effect. Is that the shadow of the bug's legs on the blade of grass? If so, that's really outstanding precision.

Well done,
Jim

Excelente enfoque y colores. Formato interesante, impactante sin duda. Preciosa !

Ol Roberto

Oh...que coisa bela esta joaninha que se
equilibra na ponta da folha...to
elegante nestas cores to bonitas; uma
bela luz e nitidez e uma linda composio.
Parabns
Grande abrao
Vera.

il taglio verticale da' slancio a questa composizione e forse,come ha gia' suggerito Maurizio,si poteva migliorare gli spazi..ma
in definitiva questo taglio mi piace e poi la Coccinella septempunctata ha un eccelente resa per focus e colori
buona serata sERGIO

Hello Roberto
very well composed shot of this ladybird on the top of this grass
the insect is taken with pin sharp details
beautiful constrasting colors
have a good night
Jacqueline

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