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Stictoleptura cordigera

Stictoleptura cordigera
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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: 2013-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-16 9:09
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Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Stictoleptura
Species:S. cordigera

Stictoleptura cordigera is a beetle species of flower longhorns belonging to the longhorn beetle family, subfamily Lepturinae.
This beetle is mainly present in Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece.It is also found in Turkey and North Iran.
Larvae are polyphagous and develop in rotten wood of deciduous trees, especially in Quercus ilex and Quercus suber, but also in Pistacia and Castanea species.
The adults grow up to 14–20 millimetres (0.55–0.79 in) and can be encountered from June through August, completing their life cycle in two-three years.
The head, pronotum and abdomen are black, while elytra have a bright reddish colour with a specific black drawing. They are very common flower-visitors, especially in Apiaceae species, feeding on pollen and the nectar.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-16 9:38]

Hello Luciano.
beautiful photo of this interesting species! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness. Regards Siggi

Ciao Luciano, gran bel coleottero ripreso con ottima nitidezza su un magnificio tappeto di fiori bianchi, bei colori naturali e ottimi dettagli, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi Luciano,
excellent sharpness on this species. Perfect point of view. Amazing colours. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Altro piccolo..grande gioello! Eppoi è rossonero...


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-16 11:30]

Hi Luciano,
Again nice beetle just in other colors. Nice composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-16 11:36]

Hello Luciano,
Another splendid macro in fantastic sharpness and details. Gorgeous contrasting colours against the light background. Fine POV and composition.

hallo Luciano
great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
i like this beetle
thanks greeting lou

Hello Luciano,
Amazing, this relatively large beetle on the tiny flowers. It must have a reason for being there. The flowers probably are quite rich in pollen and nectar. Very good sharpness and DOF, showing the beautiful colours, shapes and patterns at their best. Well done.

Hi Luciano,
Another 3D effect of this beautiful beetle! Wonderful sharp details, very nice POV, excellent lighting, splendid colors, and gorgeous composition. Very well done, my friend, and thanks. Have a great day!

Hello Luciano.
照的很清晰 很漂亮的甲蟲
做放射性狀態 很美
背景好看 謝謝分享

Hello Luciano
Interesting subject and beautiful photo. Good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Yet another super macro shot of this Beetle on flowers from your archives, Luciano.
The POV shows the colours and markings on the abdomen with exceptional sharpness but loses on giving the view of the eyes.
The light coloured flowers make a beautiful background.

Hello Luciano,
Wow, what a splendid species.....Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This is a very nice species of insect with lovely red-black colors. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV with good light and best clarity. The contrast against the white environment looks great.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Luciano
A beautiful setting and nice contrast for the beetle. Excellent exposure and detail, good point of view and focus.
Interesting species to see
regards yiannis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-17 5:59]

Very beautiful beetle on lovely flowers...good viewpoint and exposure..tfs.

Hello Luciano
A perfect macro.
Good detail with true natural colour.
Best wishes,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-17 6:56]

Hello Luciano,
This species was nice to see you again. Thanks ..

classica presa da sopra,col coleottero a spasso sul giardino pensile in cerca di cibo
azz..ma dal satellite si vede anche la bici!!!!
ciao sERGIO

Ciao Luciano
hai preso una grande foto di Longhorn
Mi piacciono, ma non so bene
Poi si dovrà studiare ...
grazie per questo successo

Hi Luciano,

You're capturing well this red beetle by a good angle, a good focus and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the Stictoleptura cordigera which is stopping on pretty white flower. It's interesting in black sensor/head/leg and black pattern to red back.

Kind regards,

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