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Mimela junii

Mimela junii
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-11 14:18
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Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabeidae
Genus: Mimela
Species:M. junii

Mimela junii is a species of shining leaf chafer belonging to the family Scarabeidae subfamily Rutelinae.
These scarabs are mainly present in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.
The head, pronotum and the inner margin of elytra are metallic-green, antennae are reddish, while elytra are coppery-brown, with longitudinal darker stripes.
The adults can be encountered from June (hence the Latin word junii) through July on flowers, especially on elder flowers (Sambucus species).
The adults beetles mainly feed on leaves of various wild shrubs and grasses, while larvae prefer sandy soils and are rhizophagous, feeding on roots at the expense of psammophilous and herbaceous plants or on decaying vegetables.


Coleottero della famiglia degli Scarabeidi,spesso si rinvengono sui fiori di Sambuco.
Gli adulti della Mimela junii si nutrono di foglie di varie piante erbacee spontanee e di arbusti selvatici, mentre le larve si nutrono delle radici di varie piante erbacee oppure vivono negli accumuli di terriccio ricco di sostanze vegetali in decomposizione.Capo, pronoto e il margine interno delle elitre sono verde metallico, le antenne sono rossastre, mentre elitre ramato-marrone, con strisce longitudinali più scure.

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saldi di settembre....questa era di moda a giugno!!!
noooocccccccccc sERGIO

Un coleòpter encantador, que l'has captat a la perfecció, Salutacions Luciano

Gorgeous leaf Chafer you have shot with exceptional sharpness and clarity and delightful natural colours, Luciano.
The metallic sheen on its entire body looks beautiful.
Thanks and regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-11 18:49]

Hello Luciano,
A stunning image of this rather attractive beetle. It actually reminds me a little bit of the dreaded Japanese Beetles that wreak havoc on my wife's rose bushes.
The detail is superb and the exposure is great. The f/5.6 aperture resulted in really nice DOF as the entire beetle is in sharp focus.

Hi Luciano,
Great macro of a beautiful beetle with superb sharpness, crystal clear details and pleasant natural coloration. Excellent composition and very good POV as well. Very well done, my friend, and TFS

Hi Luciano,

You're capturing well this beetle by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle which the beetle with green head and brown/black body is stopping on the stalk. It's also impressive that it is long-legged considering a bodily size.

Kind regards,

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-09-11 20:47]

Hello Luciano,

Fine dorsal pov and capture of this emerald-headed beetle, in fine light and with impressive focus. Very nice & complementary bokeh to this insect deep and earthen hues. Well done!



Hello Luciano
第一次見你照昆蟲 照的很清晰 也很漂亮
色彩真是亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Luciano,
As usual,great details and nice clarity,lovely natural colours and perfect display of its pattern.TFS,

Ciao Luciano, bel metallizzato, ottimi dettagli e splendida nitidezza, non facile da riprendere con tutti quei riflessi, bravo, ciao Silvio

POV and compostion are excellent Luciano in this top quality photo!
regards Nasos

beautiful bug species. excellent lighting and closeup. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-12 1:33]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent macro.It's very close and well detailed.I liked POV,sharpness,framing and composition a lot.Regards Siggi

Hello Luciano,
Details and light made this picture attractive.Well captured with very sharp focus on subject.Even legs are sharpen well.Nice to see such tiny detailed specie.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-12 6:14]

Beautiful and colorful chafer, good image. tfs.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-09-12 6:48]

Hello Luciano,
different coleoptera,nice details species mimela,thanks..

Hello Luciano.
A superb macro with fantastic detail and colour.
very well composed and captured image it is.
best wishes,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-12 7:31]

Very good picture Luciano! It look so real and natural with such great sharpness and color. Congratulation.

hallo Luciano
great sharpness and good details of this beautiful beetle
this composition is very good with nice BG
greeting lou

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-09-12 19:59]

Hola Luciano, que bella toma de este metálico insecto; me gusta la composición y el entorno de la toma...saludos.

Interesting subject and beautiful photo Luciano! Very good composition and impressive sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

Hi Luciano,
un portrait que l'on ne voit pas souvent. Superbes couleurs et une belle netteté. Beau travail

Est-tu content avec ton Sony HX200? J'ai acheté le HX 300- suis en train de l'essayer...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-13 5:44]

Bonjour Luciano,
Une petite bête que je connais bien, lorsqu'en juin elle sort en grand nombre et vient se poser sur vous..Image excellente avec une bonne netteté et nous montrant bien tous les détails de la jolie carapace. Un grand merci.

Hallo Luciano
This is a great shot. Perfect colours and sharp detail. A Great job on this one! Great composition and point of view too. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Luciano. Tutto perfetto a cominciare dalla composizione. Dettaglio e colori super! Gran gioco di luce.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-25 12:09]

Hello Luciano,
Wonderful macro of this beetle in splendid clear colours. Attractive composition in impressive sharpness and details. Very nice blurred background and DOF.

Bonsoir Luciano,

Les branches aident au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs du Mimela junii. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-06 2:57]

Hello Luciano
such a lovely bug taken at its best beauty. The shiny body is so lovely. The isolated details are so good.
Very well presented shot.


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