Tag Archives: Coleoptera

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The End is Near

Late summer: shorter days and cooler nights. This week we’ve had frost most nights, and it’s still not the middle of September. Last week, a walk along the damp sand and stone shoreline of the North Saskatchewan River found […]

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Pavel Krásenský Photographs Mating Strepsiptera

This is one of an amazing sequence photographed by Pavel Krásensky … Strepsiptera or Twisted-wing parasites are a bizarre internal parasites of bees and wasps. Their life-cycle begins similar to the oil beetles (Meloidae). From NC State […]

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Ted MacRae shares Tips and Tricks for Field Photography of Wary Insects

I thought this webinar was locked-up by the ESA, but the video is now on Youtube, so everyone can see Ted’s excellent Adven webcast on photographing Tiger beetles and other insects. This is the first time that […]

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What to do with a Long Horn Beetle?

Longhorns Beetles (Coleoptera, Family Cerambycidae) can be a bit of a challenge to photograph well, because the antennae are so long  that they are hard to include in the photo without all or part of […]

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Long-lipped Tiger Beetles Revisited

Just back from a family holiday to BC! Here’s a shot from before the break, the same beetles that I photographed earlier. Long-lipped tiger beetles on white. Not chilled, not frozen, not stunned…just amazingly compliant […]

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The Week on Sunday #14

Another week, another collection of buggy delights: ◊ A UK logger captures a woodwasp (horntail: Hymenoptera, Family Siricidae) at work… ◊ Ants are fascinating in themselves, but nature ups-the ante (so to speak) when it comes to the […]

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