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Jewel Scarabs



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Perfect Body
Photograph by David Hawks

An iridescent jewel, Chrysina victorina from Oaxaca, Mexico, was one of the first described species of jewel scarabs. Says entomologist David Hawks of the fluorescent green beetle: “There’s no special light behind it. It just seems to glow.”




Camera: Nikon 6006
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 55mm Nikon macro
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Photo floods and diffusion cone





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