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Trypocopris vernalis @ 2x - ventral view

This insect is a member of the dor beetles (Geotrupidae - Wikipedia)

 

74 photos were taken with the Canon MP-E macro lens. 2 IKEA LED lamps were used for lighting, diffused with a paper cylinder.

 

The beetle is mounted here, below you can see a single shot of a living individual!

 

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Taken on March 18, 2011