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Orchid Lema

Koh Samui, Thailand

Orchid lema (Lema pectoralis) belongs to the Chrysomelid beetle or the orchid beetle.
The orchid lema is a major beetle pest of orchids, particularly vanda and dendrobium.
As an adult beetle, it starts to feed after one to two hours after emergence from the cocoon.
It has golden yellow color except for the black claws.

Nikon D50 ,Micro-Nikkor 55mm F2.8 (MF lens)
1/160s f/4.0 iso200 full exif

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Chad Ramsey30-Nov-2009 05:15
Excellent focus! Fantastic shot~V