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Leaf beetle (<em>Cryptocephalus</em>)
30-JUN-2012 Christine Hanrahan

Leaf beetle (Cryptocephalus)

This is a very small beetle in the Chrysomelid family (the leaf beetles). According to Bug Guide, the name comes from the two Greek words for hidden and head, and indeed the head is hidden on this beetle. It may be that this species is C. gibbicollis.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
1/640s f/2.8 at 5.0mm iso100 full exif

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Milan Vogrin30-Jul-2012 17:24
Very nice macro.
Graeme30-Jul-2012 15:38
You find some wonderful insecets, Christine.BV
Hank Vander Velde27-Jul-2012 17:34
Nice sharp macro image Christine.
globalgadabout27-Jul-2012 14:48
perhaps the head extends beneath that bulbous thorax..that's a fine close-up..
Mildred Alpern27-Jul-2012 13:54
"Keep your head above water" does not apply in this instance. OK...works for Leaf Beetle.
vatorman26-Jul-2012 23:06
Cute in all his 'hidden' ways.
Karen Stuebing26-Jul-2012 21:55
I see his head but it's very flat. Great detail on this tiny beetle. V.
Jim Coffman26-Jul-2012 20:57
Great closeup work as always,Christine..
MarcViskens26-Jul-2012 19:57
nice shot Christine
marc
Linda Johansson26-Jul-2012 19:53
Great capture with nice details! V
LynnH26-Jul-2012 19:40
Nice view and details!! Yes, he does have his head hidden... he's wearing a hoodie! :) V
joseantonio26-Jul-2012 19:34
Yes lovely way go hide the head....V
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