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Oryctes nasicornis


Oryctes nasicornis
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 97 N: 913] (3791)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2016-05-21
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposição: f/11, 1/320 segundos
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2016-05-22 14:52
Visto: 795
Pontos: 2
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
The European rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis) is a large flying beetle belonging to the subfamily Dynastinae.

Oryctes nasicornis reach a length of 20–40 millimetres (0.79–1.57 in), with a maximum of 47 millimetres (1.9 in). It is one of the largest beetles found in Europe. Elytra are reddish brown with a glazed appearance, while head and pronotum are slightly darker. The underside of the body and the legs are covered with long red hair. It is a sexually dimorphic species. The male's head is topped by a long curved horn (hence its common name), while the females have no horns.

The rhinoceros beetle lives on wood, and the large larvae can be found in rotting wood stumps and around sawdust. At the margin of its distribution, the beetle is often found in connection with sawmills and horse racing tracks.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5734 W: 89 N: 14836] (62115)
  • [2016-05-23 8:19]

Hi Marx,spectacular macro of this big beetle that i never seen in my country,great POV,bright colors and fine details,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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