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Bright Orange - Diaprepes abbreviatus

Bright Orange - Diaprepes abbreviatus
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
September 23, 2007
Size: 14 mm
Hard to miss this bright insect as it was crossing the sidewalk near some citrus tree. I only see these a couple of times a year. Odd considering Polk Co., FL is the #1 county for citrus in FL. I am glad to add these colorful photos of this handsome insect.

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great photos, it almost looks
great photos, it almost looks like a weevil you would see from a place like PNG.

 
Technique?
How do you get these images? Are they specimens, chilled live insects, and how do you to the lighting? A light box perhaps? Oh, yes, I meant to preface that with these are amazing

 
Wil
I have posted my picture taking techniques in the Forum under Photographing Insects Indoors. Check it out. I am glad you like these. Weevils are some of my favorites. It helps to have a nice bright subject like this one was. This insect was not chilled or prepped in any way. I simply picked him off of the plant, brought him inside and began photographing.

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