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Red Longhorn Beetle (Leptura)

Red Longhorn Beetle (Leptura)
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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: 2011-06-09 0:24
Viewed: 2666
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The red neck support (Stictoleptura titles; there early Leptura titles, Corymbia titles and Aredolpona titles), also red neck support or common support beetle mentioned, belongs to the family of the support beetles (Cerambycidae) and to the Unterfamilie of the narrow supports (Lepturinae). The beetles become ten to twenty millimeters long. With the sexes there are strong differences in the colouring and shape (Sexualdimorphismus). The red neck supports are to be confounded easily with representatives of similar kinds. Females [work on] the Flügeldecken (Elytren) and that neck sign of the female are bright red-brown, the head are black. The feelers are centrallong and weakly sawed. Male the colouring of the males varies. The Flügeldecken are ocher yellow and that neck sign are totally or partly black. The feelers are clearly more strongly sawed. The males are smaller and slimmer than the more compact females. Females on dead wood red neck supports nourish themselves of Pollen and bloom parts like the dust containers, stamps or petals of dolden or Korbblütlern. The day-active beetles fly from June to Septembers. The animals are to be found on forestnear meadows and on clearing on dolden and basket blooms. Furthermore one can finding it on Totholz such as stumps of resinous woods. The circulation area extends over far parts of Europe (in Great Britain the kind is only locally represented), North Africa and Asia to Siberia. In North America red neck supports were brought in and represent Neozoen thus there. They are to be found frequent both in the low country and in the mountains. (Wikipedia)

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Hello Siggi,
A superb macro shot of these Red Longhorn Beetle! so clear details! and very good sharpness, wonderful composition and point of view, excellent camera skills!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-06-09 0:45]

Dalej kontynuujesz serie chrzaszczy. Uchwyciles moment bardzo dokladnie. Dobre wyostrzenie i POV.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Fine capture of the Longhorn Beetles mating, Siegfried. The female is apparently bigger than the male. Their pollen smeared bodies give a special quality to the capture.
Well done and TFS.

great details of mating. wonderful sharpness and colors.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-09 2:46]

Hi Siggi,
Excellent photo of this insekt, Red Longhorn Beetle, very good colors and fine details, TFS!

Hallo Siegfried,
a very good macro shot, fine details and very beautiful natural colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-09 4:08]

Hi Siggi,magnificent macro and the best point of view to see these bettles mating,great sharpness,natural colors,excellent details,i like it!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Siggi,

Fabulous capture of these mating Beetles, good exposure control with superb detailed sharpness, superb act of nature caught here, great work and well done,
Best Regards Siggi and have a nice day,


Czesc Siggi,
znowu sprosne zdjecie :)
Super ujecie, bardzo dobre kolory i ostrosc. Podoba mi sie kompozycja i sytuacja.

Hello Siegfried,
Very nice capture of this superb insect species. Details, colors and contrast against the green background are superb.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-09 10:45]

Hello Siggi,
Excellent photo in amazing sharp details. Taken from a fantastic POV, DOF with this BG and a very good composition. Beautiful natural composition.

Hello Siggi
Impressive photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

amazing macro Siggi, congratulations !

excellent capture and nice colors, very good control for the light,

have a nice evening,

ciao, tino

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

Interesante escena, de gran belleza y buen detalle de lo
que parece el órgano sexual masculino.
Saludos Siegfried: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Siegfried,

Grande séduction!!! image d'une étreinte captivante. Fins détails.
Superbe macro, gentilles couleurs et présentation.
Bravo pour ceci. TFS.


nice composition.Good detail and colour.
Good timing. Well done.


excellent scene moment and photo performance!
regards Nasos

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-10 15:11]

Hello Siggi,
An excellent macro of this pair in love,great sharpness and splendid colors.TFS.

Hello Siggi,
It seems the whole of the Northern Hemisphere is enjoying spring. And winter has arrived here but it is mild. A very beautiful image although it suffers a little from inadequate DOF. Nevertheless, very pelasant to view indeed. Best wishes.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-06-13 1:16]

Hello Siegfried,
such an exciting moment well waited for the best to show!
Superb sharpness and clarity.
Nice natural metallic colors of the wings and the flowers give a good contrast. The green background is lively.


Hello Siegfried
Great macro shot, good details and colors. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

simply fantastic capture of this mating Red Longhorn Beetle. very nice POV. good sharpness.

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