Beetles (a new Gallery)

Beetle (Locust Borer)To view the gallery of these photographs please click on: Beetles

There are a large number of different varieties of beetles, they can be found in most gardens and make for great macro photography. This is a shot of a locust borer beetle, although it resembles a bee or wasp. Yellow is the natural world’s version of red, an alert to others not to mess with it. This beetle, like many others usually prefers a certain tree although I have found it mainly on goldenrod when looking for ambush bugs. They are relatively small (not more than 20cm long), slow moving and deliberate which helps in getting dramatic shots like this. My latest gallery of Beetles is up on SmugMug.

20 responses

  1. He/she looks evil. Great capture.

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    March 24, 2014 at 2:49 am

  2. Great shot Victor. http://www.entomacrographic.co.uk

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    March 24, 2014 at 5:40 am

  3. Impressive mimicry!

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    March 24, 2014 at 7:23 am

  4. LB

    Aren’t those colors beautiful? Such detail in this shot. Incredible!

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    March 24, 2014 at 7:48 am

    • Thank you. The borer gave me time to refine my plan of attack to get this shot, just like a model!

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      March 24, 2014 at 8:50 am

  5. WHOA!!!!! Unbelievable!!!

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    March 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

  6. Beautiful macro shot, Victor…

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    March 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

  7. Pat

    You have entered another world. Beautiful photos.

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    March 24, 2014 at 6:35 pm

  8. I had to look and make sure it was not a bee. that is one hairy beetle !

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    March 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  9. 1leftofcenter

    I love how you captured their personalities.

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    March 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm

  10. Not a beetle to welcome!

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    March 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

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