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"Rainbow" Bug...

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Igor, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    I confess I don't know the real name of this beetle, but his colorful appearence makes me call him a "Rainbow" bug :) 

    30D + Makro Kilar 40mm f/2.8

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  2. I think he's gay. ;-)

    Great shot, by the way!
     
  3. very well done Igor!
     
  4. Nice bug...almost looks like it's made out of shiny metal.
     
  5. "Rainbow Beetle" is a good invention. It is surely one of our most colorful beetles (although extremely common). Its Latin name is Chrysolina fastuosa, in literature and internet probably still often found under the name Dlochrysa fastuosa.

    Good shot.

    Cheers
     
  6. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Michael, thanks Dave, thanks Francois, thanks Harald.
    This shot is one of MANY (still processing) I brought from my recent trip to mid-North Ukraine woodes... lots of bugs and birds-woo-hoo!! :smile:
     
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