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Lets make babies!

By butterflydiva72    
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.

Tags: Insects Beetles Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, LynneJoyce, aquariun and 9 more

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
25 Feb 2012 5:58AM
Very informative Wink. A great detailed capture. Carol

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 8:02AM
They may be a nuisance but they make a great photographic subject.
25 Feb 2012 8:10AM
Absolutely Joyce. Thank you for you critique on yesterdays photo.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
25 Feb 2012 8:51AM
Do I detect a note of envy in your last paragraph!TongueGrinGrin Beautifully captured.

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
25 Feb 2012 9:06AM
Excellent detailed macro capture!


25 Feb 2012 10:42AM
LOL not at all Dave ;p
25 Feb 2012 10:42AM
Thank you so much Trev.
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
25 Feb 2012 9:06PM
They are busy, well spotted. Ann

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