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07.20.2021 Banded Longhorn Beetle

I am not sure what it is about Longhorn Beetles but I do enjoy them and hope you do too. And, as an added bonus, this Gooseneck flower head has a double front and center.

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07.04.2020-2 Hello! 2

Red Milkweed Longhorn Beetle-Tetraopes tetrophthalmus

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06.15.2020 Macro Monday

A little something colorful from our Elderberry bushes. Elderberry Longhorn Borer-Desmocerus palliatu

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06.09.2020-2 Round-headed Apple Tree Borer

As the name implies, these beetles are apple tree pests.  Their larvae tunnel into the tree and cause damage and sometimes death.  Their beauty belies the depredation caused by the immatures.  While looking at the oak leaves yesterday I came … Continue reading

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07.21.2016 Brilliant Beetle

One of my favorite insects to photograph is the Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus).  They are quite accommodating in the morning and allow for close approach and hardly move…just the occasional twitch of the antennae. They are found on milkweed … Continue reading

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