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Studio stack: Serropalpus | by johnhallmen
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Studio stack: Serropalpus

Serropalpus barbatus, Melandryidae

Size: 15 mm

 

At first glance this beetle is almost dull looking but a closer inspection reveals a rather magnificent pair of palps.

 

This wood boring species is considered to be quite rare here in Sweden, but since it's nocturnal and shy it might be more common than we think.

 

28+1 exposures stacked in Zerene Stacker (last one stopped down). Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5X 0.14 + Apo-Gerogon 210/9.

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Taken on November 4, 2011