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Donacia

Donacia crassipes

Size: 9 mm

 

These leaf beetles usually found almost exclusively on water lily leaves so I was a little bit surprised to find this one which appeared to have spent the night on perched on this nettle growing just 30 cm from the water. 10 minutes later I found another specimen on Equisetum ("Horsetail") also very close to the water so perhaps they have the habit of coming "ashore" for the night.

 

51 natural light exposures stacked in Zerene stacker (mostly DMAP).

 

Optics: Scneider-Kreuznach Apo-Componon 90/4.5HM reversed on Nikon PB-6 bellows

  

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Taken on June 15, 2011