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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The Black Oil Beetle

With their slow movements, distended abdomens and their propensity for grass, oil beetles will forgive me for thinking that they are the insect equivalent of cows. Indeed for the short period that this specimen was kept in […]

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Up to her elbows in dung….

This is a showreel produced for Sarah Beynon, an Oxford entomologist. She’s into dung beetles, but there is also some interesting footage of the Sexton Beetle (see my photograph) and its breeding habits.

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