Category Archives: Melyridae


Testing the Air

While watering plants in the garden, I spotted two Scarlet Malachite¬†beetles apparently ‘head-butting’ each other on the stem of a plant, so I rushed to get my camera. By the time I returned the pair […]

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The Bigger Picture: Close-up, not Macro.

Sometimes it pays to take a step back from our subjects and place them clearly in their environment. A compact or 4/3 camera would have no problem taking a similar shot, and even with a […]

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Scarlet and Violet

This scarlet malachite beetle could not have chosen a more luxurious landing spot: a freshly opened iris. (Edmonton, Alberta. 9 June, 2012. Canon Eos 5D Mk II with Canon EF 100mm lens. 1/200 sec, @ […]

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