Freshly pupated Cetonia aurata (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) beetle taking its last breath before emerging from the pupal chamber.
A "golden" moment?
did not know they get born inside pupals
How did you discover your subject? Was it in the wild, or a captive bred specimen?
This one was captive bred, but we meet them very often in the wild. This is very common specie in our area and we've seen them emerging from pupal chambers few times.
So shiny and fresh! Beautiful shot.
This is amazing!! I love the colors, textures, focus... everything! Also the unique moment of birth (to adulthood) captured here. Gorgeous shot!
Wow, beautiful shot
Superb - and great depth of field on this - just enough to show both the beetle and the chamber.
Thanks for showing us this wonderful moment.
This is just beautiful!