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Capnodis Cariosa (Chrysochroinae) by taiche

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Beetles are the group of insects with the largest number of known species. They are classified in the order Coleoptera (pronounced /ˌkoʊliˈɔptərə/; from Greek κολεός, koleos, “sheath”; and πτερόν, pteron, “wing”, thus “sheathed wing”), which contains more described species than in any other order in the animal kingdom, constituting about 25% of all known life-forms. 40% of all described insect species are beetles (about 350,000 species, and new species are frequently discovered. Estimates put the total number of species, described and undescribed, at between 5 and 8 million.

Beetles can be found in almost all habitats, but are not known to occur in the sea or in the polar regions. They interact with their ecosystems in several ways. They often feed on plants and fungi, break down animal and plant debris, and eat other invertebrates. Some species are prey of various animals including birds and mammals. Certain species are agricultural pests, such as the Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata, the boll weevil Anthonomus grandis, the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, and the mungbean or cowpea beetle Callosobruchus maculatus, while other species of beetles are important controls of agricultural pests. For example, beetles in the family Coccinellidae (“ladybirds” or “ladybugs”) consume aphids, scale insects, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects that damage crops.

From Wikipedia here
Buprestidae is a family of beetles, known as jewel beetles or metallic wood-boring beetles because of their glossy iridescent colors. The family is among the largest of the beetles, with some 15,000 species known in 450 genera. The larger and more spectacularly colored jewel beetles are highly prized by insect collectors.

In Turkey they are considered a pest and have historically caused crop loss caused in the Pistachio plantations of the Gazentiep

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Comments

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanover 5 years ago

    Great Capture Hun:))))))))))))))xoxoxo

  • InNature
    InNatureover 5 years ago

    Other saying it is a beetle (Coleoptera), sorry. Unable to help there! Is there a natural history museum nearby? I find most people working in the entemology Dept of museum are more than happy to ID various insect species.

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 5 years ago

    Nice macro. These guys are a pain when you are trying to raise something in your garden.. Hugs Tom

  • mindbaby
    mindbabyover 5 years ago

    looks like a cane beetle

  • mindbaby
    mindbabyover 5 years ago

    but i dunno what it is. let me know when you find out

  • x- pose
    x- poseover 5 years ago

    Cool work!!!

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    I just dropped this link all over your forums
    And now I see that it is not the same insect. I don’t know what it is but it looks destructive.

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    ahahaha!!! I know, it is absolutely prehistoric. LOL

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkover 5 years ago

    Hi Taiche

    Just been having a look at your photo, via the arachnid group and I think its a Mediterranean Flathead Woodborer, here’s a link to a website with them on.

    http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2009/04/23/metallic...

    :+)

  • Thanks but he’s one of these here

    – taiche

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkover 3 years ago

    Hi Taiche would you consider adding it to BEETLEMANIA, we’d love to see your Beetle images.

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