Beetles (a new Gallery)
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.