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This beautiful Jewel actual size is about 2 cms .. taken at natural light at a lovely evening. Exif 1/125 , F 5.6 , ISO 1600
Txu Sivakumar ji for the wonderful comments also Txs to introduce this beautiful site to me
It is wonderful!It has become truly rare due to habitat loss. It is a stem borer and clearing forests,other lands for developmental activities,use of pesticides have all a great impact on these beetles.Yes the beetles emerge shortly after the monsoon rains and the beetles do have an important job of reproduction.I think like other stem borers these beetle larva lives more !Beautiful spotting and very fine frame for the species.
Dear Mark Txs for the comments. The common name is jewel beetle. But here I have given the funny name since its looks ornaments...
Wow it's wonderful to know that my image is selected for spotting of the week. My sincere thanks to everyone to behind the voting as well.
Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!
"Stunning" is right! Absolutely beautiful!
Also I am very curious about the type of plant it was found on and was it flowering?
I can't find evidence for 'The Real Jewel Beetle' as common name :-) but the scientific name looks to be 'Evides elegans'
Stunning !! Our jewel beetles are out now too and have a short season. It's interesting that a southern Indian species might appear at the same time.
Spotted on Oct 29, 2013 Submitted on Oct 29, 2014
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