Tag Archives: Coleoptera

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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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Invader Carabid!

My first outdoor bug shot (in the white box) for 2012! This purple-rimmed Carabus (Carabus nemoralis  Muller, 1764) is also known as the European Ground Beetle. The elytra on this one was a dull bronze, an unusual […]

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Stag-jawed Carabid

This is the subject that epitomized my frustrations with my 180mm macro lens! The stag-jawed carabid is a fairly large beetle (25mm/1″) and trying to photograph it with the white-bowl technique with a long-focus macro lens and […]

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Super Pupa.

A pupa of the ‘Superworm’ beetle, Zophobas morio – a Darkling beetle of the Tenebrionidae family. Related articles Video: The White Studio (bugs.adrianthysse.com)

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Schtinky Beetle

OK, its not Nicrophorus ‘schtinkii’, but rather Nicrophorus investigator. However, in the confines of my white bowl field studio, and perhaps magnified by parabolic reflection, this burying beetle was more than a little on the stinky side of odoriferous. […]

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