BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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BEETLE MANIA (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Beetle - 2

I’m learning that it can be easier to take photographs of insects than to identify them! After looking through two insect guides I believe these insects are either soldier or flower beetles but then again who knows?! (If anyone can tell me I’d certainly appreciate it.) I took these shots at a nearby wildlife garden that we had visited the week before. The vegetation that grows here is beautiful on its own but it also attracts a good number of insects. In addition to butterflies and milkweed beetles, I came across these beetles. The hot weather makes them run around like crazy and the temperature that day was soaring. It’s difficult to get such small moving objects in focus and I was pleased with the results.

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26 thoughts on “BEETLE MANIA (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Great photos. I know how tricky these critters can be to shoot.

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  2. It seems this Rhagonycha fulva lives all over the world. Nice subjects to practice on. You did very well.

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  3. Nice shots, Belinda. Love your title! 😉

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  4. Haha, I have had similar issues, Identifying some of these little ones are a tough job. Nice photos.

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  5. Great shot!

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  6. there MUST be an app that would tell you if you took a photo of the bug. I have an app about plants. 🙂

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  7. The prickly stem with the bug on it is such a good combo!

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  8. What I love most is the prickly looking “hair” on the stem!

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  9. What an interesting colour for a beetle! You did well getting it to sit still long enough for a picture.

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  10. Beautiful pictures. I think they may be soldier beetles, but I am not absolutely sure either.

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  11. Great photos Belinda, these fellows look like the one’s we have here in Ireland.
    The look like what we would know has the common Red Solider beetle. (Rhagonycha fulva) . Also called leather wings due to the texture of their wings. Not sure if that helps, enjoy your weekend.

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