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UV Fluorescence Longhorn Beetle by melvynyeo UV Fluorescence Longhorn Beetle by melvynyeo
This long horn beetle's eyes fluorescence under UV which resulted in very interesting blue eyes effect :) This pic was taken only with a 365nm uv torch light at long exposure.
Taken at night in Singapore forest.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longhorn…

The longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae; also known as long-horned beetles or longicorns) are a cosmopolitan family of beetles, typically characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short (e.g., Neandra brunnea, figured below) and such species can be difficult to distinguish from related beetle families such as Chrysomelidae. The family is large, with over 20,000 species described, slightly more than half from the Eastern Hemisphere. Several are serious pests. The larvae, called roundheaded borers, bore into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber (or, occasionally, to wood in buildings; the old-house borer, Hylotrupes bajulus, being a particular problem indoors). A number of species mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. The rare titan beetle (Titanus giganteus) from northeastern South America is often considered the largest (though not the heaviest, and not the longest including legs) insect, with a maximum known body length of just over 16.7 centimetres (6.6 in).

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TDLBallistic Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Damn those are some blue eyes!
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Thank you! :)
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protoatheris Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Completely awesome, keep up the good work.
Thanks !
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Thank you! :)
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diavollo Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Only one word ! WOOOOOOOOW!
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Thanks! :)
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Starwonderer117 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
O.O
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rnjoschua Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic!!!
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kiew1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!!
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maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
those eyes...
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