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Pygopleurus hirsutulus - Hairy love:)


Pygopleurus hirsutulus - Hairy love:)
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 500, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Arthropods, Love in Wildlife:), Unique pov [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-07 6:15
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Pygopleurus hirsutulus

Thanks to Catherine, I found the exact id of this beautiful pair while they were trying to make love on a beautiful,dandelion-like flower, Leontodon hawkbit species. Thanks for your kind helpings MF as well as the well-prepared notes on the genus. I think this is the 1st post of the species on TN. Unfortunately there is not any Turkish or English name of the species.

TFL and Have a nice new week!
Cheers,

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Pygopleurus, 6 cins ve yaklaşık 190 tür içeren ve esas olarak Holoarktik bölgede dağılış gösteren kınkanatlı ailesi Glaphyridae (Order: Coleoptera)’nin bir cinsidir. Tek cinsi (Lichnanthe) Neoarktik bölgede dağılış gösterir.

Pygopleurus sivri uçlu uzunca üçgenimsi şekilli bir skutellum’a sahip oluşu ile ayırt edilebilir. Güney ve Doğu Avrupa (önceki Yugoslavya, Arnavutluk, Yunanistan, Bulgaristan, Türkiye), Kafkaslar, Süriye, Lübnan, İsrail, Ürdün, Irak, Suudi Arabistan’da bulunur. Sadece J. Baraud (1989) tarafından 49 ayrı tür tanımlanmıştır. Çok az dış karakter Pygopleurus’un sınıflandırılmasında kullanılır. Erkek çiftleşme organının eşşiz şekilleri herbir türün ayırt edilemilmesini olası kılar. Bilimsel tür adındanda tahmin edilebileceği gibi (hirsut: aşırı kıllı +ulus, ula: küçültme eki) bu tür vücudunun her tarafında dağılmış kısa kıllara sahiptir.

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Pygopleurus is a genus of the family Glaphyridae (Order: Coleoptera), which includes 6 genera and about 190 species in the Holoarctic region of which only one (Lichnanthe) in the Neoarctic region.

The genus Pygopleurus can be distinguish by the shape of scutellum, a elongate triangle with acute apex. It occurs in Southern and Eastern Europe (former Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey), Caucasus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi. 49 distinct species have been described by J. Baraud. A few external characters can be used for the systematic of the Pygopleurus. Only the unique shape of the male copulatory organs can distinguish each species. As one can guess from the species name (hirsut: extreme hairy +ulus, ula: minute, short) this specis has intense and short hairs on overall of its body.


Kaynaklar/ References:

1. Baraud, J. (1989).. Revision of the genus Pygopleurus Motschulsky (Coleoptera : Scarabaeoidea :Glaphyridae) Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (N. S.) 23: 331-375.
2. Catherine, D. (2010). Pygopleurus sp. on TrekNature .
3. Cosmin’s blog visited in November 7th, 2010 .


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Hello Bayram,
Fantastic capture. Razor sharp details and great clarity.
Interesting species and very useful photographer's note.
Marius.

Hello neighbour Bayram,
A very beautiful photo in splendid light and superb sharpness. Fantastic details, DOF and composition. Congratulations with this novelty!
Regards,
Peter
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Congratulations for posting the first ever picture of this species on TN, Prof Bayram!
This is a marvellous capture of these hairy bugs making preparations for mating. Both are beautiful with rich metallic colours on them. The picture is razor sharp and the colours please the eyes.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

Hello my friend,
This is a very nice Spring capture, with fantastic colours and sharpness. I like also the composition, with curve of the insects. I see that the ventral hairs have different colours: yellow for one, whitish for the other. Probably sexual dimorphism. I hope you are right for "hirsutulus". I'm sure of Pygopleurus only! Have a nice week,
Cathy

Merhaba Bayram bey,
Kınkanatlılardan güzel bir tür ,açıklaması ve çekimin güzelliğiyle harika bir çalışma olmuş ellerinize sağlık. Selamlar.
Murat

Good capture but unrealistic heavy yellow cast in my opinion, Bayram. Unfortunately you have reject any workshop to be edited in later stage by the members.I have my own version of this lovely image. Good clarity, and sharpness. I think that Peter's observation is quite correct as well. Have a nice week!
Regards,
George Veltchev

Hi Brother. You carry on the love story ... Presented verywell with great details and natural colors...Information excellent which is always...Great catch, well done also freamed very good as usual...Are they not living in Cyprus..We miss you..Very excating all family..Ufuk get one week of to take you out so you can take Autmn picture from here...Trees have wonderful colours ...Anyway take care..Everyone send regards...
Leyla

Merhaba Hocam, renkler gayet doğal ve detaylar da herzamanki gibi mükemmel. Kompozisyon da harika olmuş. Sayenizde doğayı çok güzel öğreniyoruz.
Saygılar,

Nazım

hello Bayram
very nice composition with great sharpness
the colours are beautiful and good BG
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-07 8:46]
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Merhaba Bayram dostum,
A fine macro of these two Beetles. Judging by Catherine's posting of this species, these appear to be of the same sex, which means that there is no pairing.
However this is a high quality macro with excellent sharpness and DOF to show both with fine sharpness and colours in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good week MF,
Ivan

Ciao Bayram, fantastic couple of colorful beetles, wonderful macro with fantastic details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-07 9:01]

Hello MF Bayram,
Great macro shot of the pair insect in love with great sharpness and excellent colors.Superb direct POV and composition. Details of the beetles as well as flower are simply great.Best regards Siggi

Bayram hocam muhteşem bir kare. Renklerinden detaylarına herşey tam usta işi. Tam bir bahar manzarası. Emeklerinize sağlık. İyi geceler.
Deniz

Merhaba hocam,
Metalik parlak renklere sahip güzel bir kınkanatlı çiftini görüntülemişsiniz. Lodos'un 4. cildinde familyadan kısaca bahsetmiş. Küçük bir familya ve zirai açıdan önem taşımıyorlar.
Tabi böcekleri zararlı ya da useful diye sınıflandırak ziraatçilere mahsus:) Siz bir zoolog gözüyle bize tanıtmışsınız.
Elinize sağlık,
Ömer.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-11-07 11:12]

Hello Bayram!

Looks rather like foreplay :-) Beutifull, colorfull, shinning, sunny photo! As always high qulity photo with very interesting note.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-07 11:28]

Hi Bayram,the impressive sharpness and the light position where decisives for the beauty of your love moment.What a perfect capture of the metallic colors and what a fanatstic hairs details!! Beautiful work my friend,thanks for share and have a nice week,LUCIANO

Hello little bro,

what an nice macro shot from this beautiful insrct.
Exellent sharpness, good pov, dof and blured bg.
fine colours.

Gert

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-07 12:08]

Çok güzel bir macro olmuş.renkler ve detaylar çok hoş.Eline sağlık.
Dûrzan

Merhaba Hocam, yine bir aşk karaesi:) ama daha hazırlık aşamasında görünüyor. Ellerinize sağlık. Baharı getirdiniz:)
Saygılar hocam.
Bahadır

Hocam merhabalar.
Türkçe notların harika olduğunu özellikle belirtmek istiyorum. Benim gibi kıt ingilizcesi olanlar için özellikle.
Fotoğraf çok kaliteli. Böylesine kıllı bir böcekde ben çekmiştim belki budur veya Catherinenin yüklediğide olabiir. Umarım bulabilirim ve paylaşırım.
Saygılarımla.

Ciao MBFBBB! Faboulouse lightning and coloured macro shot with perfect details and sharp. Great POVand DOF.

Roberto

Hocam sanki bahar geldi:) Cuma günü kemalpaşada çok güzeldi. Bahar gibi geldi. Ellerinize sağlık. Saygılarımla.
Özgür

Dayi adin cikti bir kere:) yine cok guzel bir ask fotosu..gunler yaklastikca seni daha cok arar olduk.. ellerine saglik dayi. Kib!
Mel

Excellent macro shot MF Bayram. The hairy details are well registered in your camera with beautiful shallow focus. Fine work with the lens and exposure. Thanks again for sharing this fabulous shot and well written notes. Regards - Jusni

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-11-07 22:38]
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Günaydın Dostum,
Bu da harika bir yakın plan çalışması olmuş.Tüyleri tek tek sayılıyor.Fondaki sarı çiçek çok güzel kontrast oluşturmuş.
Güzel br hafta geçirmen dileğimle,selamlar,sevgiler..

hello Bayram
This photo is just perfect! Do you use a Sigma macro lens? Flash?

Tertemiz ve renkleri, detayları ile süper bir yakın çekim olmuş Bayram hocam. Sizle ülkemizin her türlü zenginliğini öğrenmek ayrı bir keyif veriyor. Ellerinize sağlık. Saygılarımla,

Naşit

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-08 1:48]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
such an exciting composition. The hairy bodies are superbly shown wit excellent details. The shallow depth really pusjes your composition into a dramatic view.
The softness of the background is lively.
Best scene in exciting composition of a hard to fine moment.

Regards,
Foozi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-08 6:49]

Hello Bayram,
A beautiful composition in lovely colours! Great focus too on these interesting Beetles that have a lovely metallic shine on the scutellums.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-11-08 12:03]

Hocam, böyle sahnelerdeki heyecanınızı bilirim:) muhteşem zamnlama olmuş. Elinize sağlık. Urfa şubenizden selamlar:)
Mehmet

Merhaba Bayram
WOW, very nice and hairy couple, i like their irradescent colors, wonderful pose and light, the yellow flower and the green BG area great part of the beautyof this image
Have a good night
Jacqueline

Bayram, dis moi comment tu fais??? pour trouver tous ces couples d'amoureux dans la nature!!! La photo est splendide, la lumière et la définition parfaites!

Hola Bayram

Original insecto que no había visto antes, y tambien extraño, colores muy buenos en todo el contexto de la foto. Buena nitidez y POV excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-11-09 18:28]

Hello Bayram,
Two very interesting looking insects who seem to be pretty hairy. I must admit, I have never seen anything like them before. Exceptional detail and gorgeous colors with just the right exposure. Superb work!!
Ron

hello Bayram

great shot of thes lovely lovers in love, fine POV
and framing, beautiful and vivid light & color tones,
superbly focused great sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

Bu aşk sahnesini kaçırmışım ama olsun,
36. yorumlayan olmak da ayrı bir keyif,
Elinize sağlık iyi geceler hocam.

Merhaba Bayram.
Yahu permatik diye bişii çıktı. Üşeniyolarsa lapiden vereydik. Daha olmadı ağda da bulunur :) Bunlar böcülerin kırsal kesimde yaşayan türleri heralde. Yaşadıkları yerlerde ya berberlik icra edilmiyor ya da bunlar henüz kendi taş devirlerini yaşıyor :)

Ellerine sağlık. Selam ve sevgiler.

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