Agrypnus murinus

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 20 June 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Agrypnus murinus (NL: Muisgrijze kniptor / EN: Agrypnus murinus / DE: Mausgraue Schnellkäfer, Mausgrauer Sandschnellkäfer / FR: Taupin farceur) is a species of click beetle belonging to the family Elateridae. This beetle is present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East and in Nearctic ecozone. The dark- brown larvae of this beetle develop in the soil, eating roots, worms and larvae of other insects. The adults grow up to 10–17 millimetres long and can mostly be encountered from late April through June. The whole body is grey-brown with greysh points and is covered with a thick pubescence, while legs and antennae are mainly reddish or dark-brown.

Image: Wijnegem (BE) – 20/05/2012

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een prachtige compositie.
Ik wens je een aangename dag.

20 Jun 2012 7:03am

dang from Atlanta, United States

Excellent shot Johan. Love the wonderful, clean background and general composition. This is the way it should be done. Great job!

20 Jun 2012 9:56am

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooooooow!
very nice & so beautiful!!!!

20 Jun 2012 8:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb

20 Jun 2012 10:44pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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