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Tentyria rotundata Brullé, 1832 22 mm long Tenebrionidae from Greece Darkling beetle,Fall,Geotagged,Greece,Tentyria rotundata Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Tentyria rotundata Brullé, 1832

22 mm long Tenebrionidae from Greece

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  1. Such a clean and well built beetle! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Nice lighting!!..great photo!
    What is your light source and diffusion?
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. For this photo, I used two satellite synchronized flashes.
      I used a white cylindrical glass lamp shade as a diffuser (dia. 150 mm min.). I put the insect at the center of the lamp shade, as deep as possible (at least 100 mm) with the flashes installed at 800 mm away and set with the minimum power.
      The most difficult is to keep the insect in position. Here, I've left the insect in the fridge for a while in order to numb it temporarily.
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Thanks for the explanation and great work! Posted 2 years ago

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Tentyria rotundata is a Darkling beetle from Tenebrionidae family. Numerous subspecies are recorded.
About 20 mm long.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Claude CHAVAND
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Uploaded Dec 19, 2020. Captured Dec 19, 2020 11:49 in Unnamed Road, Distomo Arachova Antikira 320 03, Greece.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO500
  • 90mm