Friday Beetle Blogging: Goldenrod Soldier Beetles

Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus
Goldenrod Soldier Beetles
Illinois, USA

Here at Myrmecos Blog we aim for a family-friendly atmosphere.  Except for beetle sex.  Sometimes we just can’t resist.

(There’s also plant sex going on here too, if you’re into that sort of thing…)

Photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D
ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec, diffused twin flash

4 thoughts on “Friday Beetle Blogging: Goldenrod Soldier Beetles”

  1. They are spectacular! Marvelous photo. That you captured animal and plant hanky-panky in the same photo is an added bonus. (I’m no prude, so I enjoy images that show life as it really happens.)

  2. There’s likely to be plenty of hawt parasite sex happening here behind the scenes as well… but that’s a very specialised fetish, I know.

    Why all the sex lately in the blogosphere? (I guess I’m not helping lately…)

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