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Strangalia quadrifasciata

Strangalia quadrifasciata
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-06 0:33
Viewed: 2409
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Vierbindige narrow support (Leptura quadrifasciata, early Strangalia q.) is a kind of beetle and belonged to the family of the support beetles and there to the Unterfamilie of the narrow supports (Lepturinae). The name part of Vierbindig is to be due to the remarkable colouring. On the Flügeldecken (Elytren) of the black beetles are four yellow-orange transverse volumes. For the narrow supports the typical, elongated, to the rear strongly tapering (diminished) shape is the origin of the designation narrow support. The beetles become 11 to 19 mm long. Their feelers are about body long. The eyes of the Vierbindigen of narrow supports umwachsen the feeler basis from the rear, since the solid anchorage of the long and strong feeler and the musculature to their movement much place take up and do not give the eyes enough area, in order to be formed in a round form. The outstanding feature is the remarkable yellow-orange Querbänderung, which to the beetles a wasp-similar appearance gives and represents a mimicry. The Querbänderung is often serrated and varied in its size. The legs and feeler are black. Thus the Vierbindigen of narrow supports differs clearly from their relatives close, the Gefleckten narrow support (Strangalia maculata), with which the feelers are yellow-black small ELT and which exhibit legs partial yellow colouring. The full-grown Vierbindigen of narrow supports (Imagines) nourishes itself of Pollen and bloom parts. One finds it in July and August on Doldenblüten and Totholz. The animals prefer damp forests or the more direct proximity of waters. They are to be found in the mountains more frequently, than in the lowland. Their circulation area extends over far parts of Europe (not in the southwest), Siberia, Caucasus and Sachalin. The larvae of the Vierbindigen of narrow supports nourish themselves xylobiont, preferentially of the wood of pastures. In addition, other hardwood such as oaks, beeches, Birken, Erlen or Hasel is not defamed. Since the larvae develop in the dead and/or decaying wood, they are not regarded as parasits.(Wikipedia)

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Ciao Siggi, beautiful macro of lovely beetle, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

beautiful colour.Good macro..Well done...


Hello Siggi,
beautifull capture, sharp details, nice colors, very ineresting POV, excellent BG, well done,
have a nice day,

Hello Siggi,
Beautiful close-up of this beetle, nice sharpness details and colours, very good composition, nicely done,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-06 1:30]

Hello Siggi,
Very good macro shot of this beetle,nice colors and very fine details.TFS.

a brilliantly colored bug photographed with all perfection. thanks for sharing.

Lovely shot of this colourfull insect, great sharpness and very good POV



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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-06 2:38]

Hi Siggi,
Excellent photo of this interesting Inseckt, great sharp and colorful details, TFS!

Ciao Siegfried. Magnifcient compo and excellent details from the best great POV. Low saturation, in my opinion.


Hello Siggi,a superb macro shot, very good sharpness, splendid bright colours, a very harmonious composition!

marvelous capture of this bug. splendid colour and sharpness. well done my friend.

hello Siegfried
super good picture with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Czesc Siggi,
kolejne super zdjecie tego zuka. Bardzo ladne kwiatki.Podoba mi sie kompozycja i kolory.
Milego i udanego tygodnia,
Postaram sie wytrzymac co najmniej 1000 zdjec - to a propos mojego wczorajszego dwusetnego zdjecia :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-06 8:31]

Hi Siggi,top quality macro,total sharpness and magnificent details of the beetle,perfect light balance too.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Excellent photo of the beetle against a very nice background. regards yiannis

Hi Siggi,

Wow what a super sharp image here my friend, impressive depth of field (pity no camera settings available) and amazing natural colours, very strong composition with the perfect background, great work Siggi and well done,
Best Regards and have a nice evening,


Hello Siggi,
Interesting beetle captured from perfect POV with good sharp details and natural colours. I also like the composition and clear green BG. Well done!

Buenos colores ( de mucho realismo) y encuadre. Conjunto bien equilibrado.
Excelente trabajom Siegfried: J. Ignasi.

Hello Siegfried,
This is a wonderful capture. A splendid colored insect. Exceptional details and sharpness.
It is a lovely composition, a first class image with such a impressive contrast against the green background.

Hello Siegfried
great capture ! very beautiful composition, ideal view of his back,
each detail is sharp and the colors are superb
Very well done and have a good night

Hello Siegfried,

Un petit coucou sur TN pour découvrir de belles choses dans votre galerie!
Cet insecte est un superbe bijou accroché délicatement à la fleur.
Une étreinte goûteuse , superbes macro et couleurs.
Mes compliments pour cette présentation.
Amitiés sincères.

Hello Siggi
Interesting species and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Siggi,

An interesting beetle, with the huge antennas to dominate the view!
Photo wise a job well done, good macro qualities and a well balanced composition with superb details...

Pablo -

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-06-08 8:16]

Hello Siggi,
A superb capture of this beautiful Beetle that I hope to see here soon. It certainly seems to like white flowers and it stands out very nicely here showing great details and I like really like your POV. Beautiful natural colours too!
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

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