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Rosalia longicorn (<i>Rosalia alpina</i>)
Despite the fact that this rare insect is a protected species, and actually the mascot animal of Duna-Ipoly National Park, I had to save it from being killed by disrespectful hikers on Csóványos... The insect's distinct color and pattern helps to hide in its habitat, the beech tree.

(Börzsöny Mountains - 20.07.2008.)

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yatsekThe Mascot

yatsek

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I guess, due to the fact they're so common? or rare?
Posted Nov 19, 2008 8:15 am

peterbudRe: The Mascot

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Rare. This was the first time I've met one. Not that if I was so good at spotting rare animals :) but anyway, I was looking for it since a long time.
Posted Nov 19, 2008 9:18 am

yatsekRe: The Mascot

yatsek

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I've got to say I am surprised. I thought a moment, then actually opted for "common" (given all the beeches and warmer climate). I'm not sure I've ever seen any in Poland though they do live here as well. I don't think you'll be surprised if I tell you I saw them in the mountain forests of Romania
Cheers,
Jacek
Posted Nov 19, 2008 9:41 am

peterbudRe: The Mascot

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Well, I wouldn't say they are the rarest ones here, but given the fact that their habitat is most often disturbed by forestry activities, it is a pleasure to see one of them crawling around :)
Posted Nov 20, 2008 4:29 am

yatsekMarriage

yatsek

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Peter,
I've married Hungarian and Romanian Rosalias. I hope you can live with that.
Cheers,
Jacek
Posted Dec 5, 2008 5:28 pm

peterbudRe: Marriage

peterbud

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No problem from my side :D
Posted Dec 9, 2008 4:10 am

yatsekRe: Marriage

yatsek

Voted 10/10

Aha, as I caught mine on the north side of the main ridge of the S Carpathians, I think they can still speak Hungarian as well
Posted Dec 9, 2008 4:41 am

peterbudRe: Marriage

peterbud

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Not necessarily, but I guess all of them speak the Rosalia dialect ;)
Posted Dec 9, 2008 7:40 am

yatsekRe: Marriage

yatsek

Voted 10/10

Right! That's why equipped with antennas BTW Do you by any chance know why the antennas are brighter than the body? To draw the opposite sex from across the border???
Posted Dec 9, 2008 9:49 am

peterbudRe: Marriage

peterbud

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No idea... it might just be fashion stuff...
Posted Dec 10, 2008 11:38 am

yatsekRe: Marriage

yatsek

Voted 10/10

What about putting your European jewel in here?
Posted Dec 29, 2008 12:50 am

peterbudRe: Marriage

peterbud

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Dzieki, Jacek! I attached it.
Posted Dec 29, 2008 10:16 am

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peterbudSubmitted by peterbud
on Jul 21, 2008 12:25 pm

Image ID: 423141
Hits: 2330 
Lat/Lon: 47.94855°N / 18.94730°E
Object Title: Rosalia longicorn (Rosalia alpina)

Image Type(s): Hiking, Wildlife