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Mulberry Longhorn Beetle, Apriona germari

Posted by
itchydogimages (Pu'er, China) on 1 August 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The large beetles make for great subjects. I found this guy demolishing the bark on a shrub in the Beijing Botanical Gardens and took him home to catch his best angles (he was returned to the very same shrub two days later). Formidable jaws and powerful flyers. Being a longhorn beetle, it's antennae are substantially longer than its body. (50mm) (Home studio)

SONY DSC-R1 1/320 second F/4.8 ISO 160 59 mm

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Justin Blanton from San Jose, United States

Incredible shot. Nice work.

5 Aug 2011 6:22pm

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Cool, nice capture!

5 Aug 2011 8:50pm

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1/320 second
ISO 160
59 mm