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Madecassia rothschildi - head Specimen. A mesmerizing metallic wood boring beetle from Madagascar, at about 40-45mm length. In specimen collection circles it seems to be referred as Lampropelpa Rotschildi instead of Madecassia rothschildi.<br />
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Madecassia rothschildi - head

Specimen. A mesmerizing metallic wood boring beetle from Madagascar, at about 40-45mm length. In specimen collection circles it seems to be referred as Lampropelpa Rotschildi instead of Madecassia rothschildi.

Madecassia rothschildi Specimen. A mesmerizing metallic wood boring beetle from Madagascar, at about 40-45mm length. In specimen collection circles it seems to be referred as Lampropelpa Rotschildi instead of Madecassia rothschildi.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114067/madecassia_rothschildi.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114069/madecassia_rothschildi_-_head.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114070/madecassia_rothschildi_-_frontal_alternative.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114071/madecassia_rothschildi_-_frontal.html Macro,Madecassia rothschildi

Madecassia rothschildi - head Specimen. A mesmerizing metallic wood boring beetle from Madagascar, at about 40-45mm length. In specimen collection circles it seems to be referred as Lampropelpa Rotschildi instead of Madecassia rothschildi.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114067/madecassia_rothschildi.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114069/madecassia_rothschildi_-_head.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114070/madecassia_rothschildi_-_frontal_alternative.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114071/madecassia_rothschildi_-_frontal.html Extreme Macro,Madecassia rothschildi

Madecassia rothschildi - frontal alternative Specimen. A mesmerizing metallic wood boring beetle from Madagascar, at about 40-45mm length. In specimen collection circles it seems to be referred as Lampropelpa Rotschildi instead of Madecassia rothschildi.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114067/madecassia_rothschildi.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114069/madecassia_rothschildi_-_head.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114070/madecassia_rothschildi_-_frontal_alternative.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114071/madecassia_rothschildi_-_frontal.html Extreme Macro,Madecassia rothschildi

Madecassia rothschildi - frontal Specimen. A mesmerizing metallic wood boring beetle from Madagascar, at about 40-45mm length. In specimen collection circles it seems to be referred as Lampropelpa Rotschildi instead of Madecassia rothschildi.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114067/madecassia_rothschildi.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114069/madecassia_rothschildi_-_head.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114070/madecassia_rothschildi_-_frontal_alternative.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/114071/madecassia_rothschildi_-_frontal.html Extreme Macro,Extreme Macro Portraits,Madecassia rothschildi

    comments (7)

  1. WOAH! ('nough said) Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks! Struggled so hard with this one. Its body needs the tiniest bit of light to overexpose yet the eyes can't get enough light...true black holes. Posted 7 days ago
  2. Really great shots! Posted 5 days ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 5 days ago
  3. Amazing - it looks like a medieval knight's helmet. Posted 3 days ago
    1. Now that you mention it, seeing it too :) Posted 3 days ago
  4. Stunning Ferdy, amazing photo!! The compound eye and all the other indentations, colours = patience of a saint. Posted 8 hrs ago

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Madecassia rothschildi is a Metallic Wood-boring Beetle from Madagascar.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 1, 2021. Captured Apr 30, 2021 22:42.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.2
  • 1/8s
  • ISO64
  • 50mm