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Bloody Nosed Beetle - Timarcha tenebricosa

By Mendipman  
This one was taken at one of my regular visits to a woodland and I found this beetle next to the hoverfly in the previous shot. Whilst very common on the Mendips I normally associate them with the limestone grasslands, but here they seem just as numerous around the woodland edge.

This one appeared asleep slap bang in the middle of a leaf on a low bramble bush and fortunately it stayed that way whilst I set the gear up and took plenty of shots, that was until the aforementioned hoverfly tried to share the same leaf, then it slowly ambled off into the undergrowth.

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Many thanks for the votes and comments on the previous upload of the Large White butterfly and especially to Andro (eyelevelphotographyuk), Lory (LoryC), Jenn (taggart) and Paul (livinglevels) for your User Awards, so very much appreciated. GrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Summer Wildlife Nature Macro Blue Black Natural Beetle Green Close up Beetles Somerset August Natural light Mendips Daytime Detailed Leaf beetle Wildlife and nature Timarcha tenebricosa Rodney Stoke NNR Heath McDonald Coleoptera Bloody Nosed Beetle Chrysomelidae Mendip Wildlife Photography

Voters: Saastad, HobbitDave, PhilT2 and 34 more

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Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
11 Jan 2020 12:39PM
Very nice macro!

11 Jan 2020 12:45PM
Happy-looking beetle! What a good macro!

Dave 🙂
11 Jan 2020 12:58PM
Great detailed capture.
11 Jan 2020 1:21PM
Excellent macro Heath,
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
11 Jan 2020 3:34PM
Amazing details, brilliantly caught!
11 Jan 2020 4:34PM
Great macro. Well captured.
11 Jan 2020 7:00PM
Excellent macro. Great texture and colour SmileSmileSmile
11 Jan 2020 9:58PM
Beautiful focus and excellent detail.

11 Jan 2020 10:04PM
Stunning! A remarkable image! SmileSmileSmile
michaelo Plus
14 15 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2020 6:51PM
stunning macro!!!

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