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Plague Soldier Beetle - Chauliognathus lugubris or Chauliognathus pulchellus. Also known as Green Soldier Beetles.

These darn beetles are thick lately.

Tis mating season and you can see them in pairs all over Canberra. I have had to swat them out of the way just to get to the clothes line. I dont dare open my mouth outside for fear of swallowing one. Well that would be my protein for the day!

If you look closely, you can see the males body curved round to meet the female's. They stick like glue whilst this occurs and seems to take a long time too.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S3300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Feb 2012 - 10:51 AM
Focal Length:4.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/3.1
Shutter Speed:1/42sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lets make babies!
Username:butterflydiva72 butterflydiva72
Uploaded:25 Feb 2012 - 4:17 AM
Tags:Beetles, Insects, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2012 - 5:58 AM

Very informative Wink. A great detailed capture. Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2012 - 8:02 AM

They may be a nuisance but they make a great photographic subject.

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butterflydiva72

Absolutely Joyce. Thank you for you critique on yesterdays photo.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2012 - 8:51 AM

Do I detect a note of envy in your last paragraph!TongueGrinGrin Beautifully captured.

Dave

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achieverswales
25 Feb 2012 - 9:06 AM

Excellent detailed macro capture!

Regards

Trev.

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butterflydiva72
25 Feb 2012 - 10:42 AM

LOL not at all Dave ;p

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butterflydiva72
25 Feb 2012 - 10:42 AM

Thank you so much Trev.

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2012 - 9:06 PM

They are busy, well spotted. Ann

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