Soldier Beetles

By Alan_Baseley  
I came across dozens of these on a clump of Thistles yesterday. Most were in much the same position.

Tags: Close-up and macro Soldier beetle Rhagonycha fulva Wildlife and nature Insect beetle

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KingBee Plus
15 554 2 Scotland
1 Jul 2014 8:20AM
A beautiful study.


JohnoP 16 2
1 Jul 2014 8:56AM
Lovely colours here! John
Richsr 14 91 223 England
1 Jul 2014 8:57AM
Like the colour contrasts here Alan
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2014 9:33AM
So very well observed and captured with fantastic colour and detail where it matters Alan.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2014 10:13AM
Hmm ... methinks one of this pair must be a 'lady soldier' ... But what the heck, I'm all for equality in the Forces Grin
1 Jul 2014 10:53AM
Excellent !!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
1 Jul 2014 12:54PM
Well captured. Good details.
mistere Plus
8 7 4 England
1 Jul 2014 1:53PM
On maneuvers were they, or just having a recruitment drive? SmileSmile

Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2014 4:01PM
Wonderful colour and detail in this Alan. Well done.
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2014 7:06PM
A great shot Alan Fantastic colours

tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2014 7:52PM
Hatched, matched and dispatchedWink

What a lifeSmile

netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
1 Jul 2014 9:41PM
Brilliant image,
just seen loads of them outside here tonightSmile
The same position as these twoBlush
1 Jul 2014 10:12PM
Outstanding macro capture, Alan.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2014 1:01AM
You have a good eye for Nature!
Good image of this two lovers... Must be hard making love upside down...
They do have a lovely colour! Nice one!
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2014 8:38AM
superb colour capture, excellent close up work.

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