A female Green Tiger Beetle excavating a hole in preperation for ovipositing. The back of her abdomen is a great digging tool and the small clods of drying soil behind her have been lifted out by it.
I just finished processing and uploading a short video of this beetle and if you're interested it can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/3Fv6UekfSEI
I had to shorten it unfortunately because it was a bit too large a file to upload, it starts about 2/3rds of the way through the process of making the hole for her eggs.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 7D |
|Lens:||Canon EF100mm f2.8L IS usm macro |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||19 Jun 2012 - 1:25 PM|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|