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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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Kartoffelkaefer 2 by derJake Kartoffelkaefer 2 by derJake
Leptinotarsa decemlineata

We found this guy in our salad, where he must've spend a few days until being released onto our stove by my girlfriend and immediately trapped again by me. I put him into a glass where he had to spend the night so i could take a few shots of him the next day. I released him into our yard later, where he's now busy i guess. :D
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Dolore Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Dude, you should do macros more often! You're really good at it!
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derJake Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
Took a lot of flowers lately. They'll be up after the next few sets from the studio.
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Very good shot and precise identification of the type of beetle.

The Colorado beetle causes a lot of damage to the potato crop and is a quarantine pest in many countries.
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derJake Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ^^

Yeah it isn't too hard to identify with it's distinctively striped shell. German gardens mostly abound in those bugs during summer. ^^
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Welcome :)
Precisely, it is rather easy to identify.
I have learnt to identify it as I work in the agricultural sector and it is a quarantine pest in Malta.
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derJake Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
My grandma told me it's name, when i was a child and found a lot of them in her garden. :D
But it doesn't seem to enjoy regular salad and herbs that much, so we didn't kill them.
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
I think it is a specific pest, meaning it will only attack the potatoes
It is difficult to forget the name of such a beetle as it has nice colouring :D
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themanfromhyrule Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Wow what an amazingly clear colorful and close up shot!
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derJake Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! The benefits of doing it in the studio, rather than outside somewhere, i guess. :D
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SzandorDuBois Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
nice one! Love the soft pastel colours!
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