Soldier beetle in the sun

Chauliognathus pensylvanicus - the goldenrod soldier beetle

The late afternoon sun was hitting the goldenrod just right, so I snapped a few shots of a beetle enjoying the last nectar of the season. This species- the goldenrod soldier beetle- is common across eastern and central North America in late summer.

photo details:
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 1600, F/5.6, 1/400 sec

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