Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

Barney the Bloody-Nosed Beetle’s bad day on the Edge!

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Barney the Bloody-Nosed Beetle

Found himself one day on a stick!

He thought it quite uncomfortable

And decided to leave pretty quick!

Sadly he lost his footing

And there in front of the hedge

He slipped and skidded all over the place

And nearly fell off the edge!

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‘Twas a day of very good fortune

And Barney soon got himself straight

He there and then decided

That climbing sticks really wasn’t that great!

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For more Edgy photos visit here!

And for Bloody-Nosed Beetle Larva photos click here!

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See Ya xx

Bloody Nosed Beetle Larva

I have been off the blogging scene for a while as we have moved house-to another beautiful place where we are surrounded by countryside, very English countryside.

I found this little fellow early one morning and he made me very excited as I have been looking for one of these for a few years now! In case you missed in the title of the blog…..he’s a Bloody Nosed Beetle larva!

I love his shape, colour, curliness and feet!

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So I have taken lots of photos!

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The Bloody Nosed Beetle gets its name because when frightened it produces a bright red liquid from its mouth!

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Naturally this bright red liquid is foul tasting thus putting off predators!

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If you follow the link at the end of this blog you will see what wonderful feet the adult Bloody Nosed Beetle has……well I think so!

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If you wanted to know any more about this little fellow, then follow this link……

https://www.buglife.org.uk/bugs-and-habitats/bloody-nosed-beetle

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

The challenge at The Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Admiration’ this week.

Krista has asked us to ‘depict something or someone you admire’

These little fellas are due some admiration……as would anyone who can walk on water in my book!

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Meet Peter the Pondskater

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This next little chap is not quite as successful…I fear I might have snapped him not long before he went under.

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Bernie Beetle loved Peter Pondskater and wanted to emulate him in every way….not always successfully!

Follow the link at the top of this blog for more “Admiration’ posts!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary and Macro Monday!

Whilst out for a walk I saw this little chap on the ground. “Oh,” I thought, “an ordinary beetle!”

But on second rather harder looking I saw that he was a rather Extraordinary beetle!!

He is a Violet Ground Beetle. If you look closely you can see they are black with a metallic purple sheen, especially around the flattened edges of its fused wing cases!

He is a Violet Ground Beetle. If you look closely you can see they are black with a metallic purple and pink sheen, especially around the flattened edges of its fused wing cases!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

Now, I don’t often take a creepy photo and I don’t think beetles are creepy! But when we got home last night, this little fella was jiggin’ and whizzin’ around on the doorstep and quite made us jump!

I also didn't get my lighting quite right!

I also didn’t get my lighting quite right!

I decided that I had  to pop him the right way up….and here he is!

I think I'm going to have to try harder to take creepy photos!

I think I’m going to have to try harder to take creepy photos!

To see more and probably better creepy photos visit https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/creepy/

That’s All!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

Yep! I think I can do vivid!

These beetles are called….Eulasia Papaveris…..or it may be that they are of the family Eulasia Papaveris….I’m not sure but it took me ages to find out what they were and there’s not much information on them. I can tell you these photos were taken in Southern Turkey in Tlos which is quite near to Fethiye. But that’s about it. I think they are amazingly vivid!

These little chaps were hustling and bustling on this poppy as if their lives depended on it!

These little chaps were hustling and bustling on this poppy as if their lives depended on it!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

I wonder if you can guess the Force of Nature I’m talking about!!

In the Soldier Beetle world they hold mass weddings!

In the Soldier Beetle world they hold mass weddings!

Some like a more intimate ceremony!

Some like a more intimate ceremony!

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This honeymooning couple have not a care in the world!

This honeymooning couple have not a care in the world!

But it doesn't take long to begin to produce offspring and decide…..

But it doesn’t take long to begin to produce offspring and they decide…..

…that they need to be a little more discreet in front of the eggs!

…that they need to be a little more discreet in front of the eggs!

For some, the views from the venue are the most important!

For some, the views from the wedding venue are the most important!

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Who knew the ladybird world was multicultural!

Who knew the ladybird world was multicultural!

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Iridescence

Look who I found on my lavender today….

Meet Rosemary Leaf-Beetle!

Meet Lady Rosemary Leaf-Beetle!

So, of course, I had to photograph her from another angle…..

So pretty!

So pretty!

And another angle!!

I do have rosemary in my garden but apparently Lady Rosemary Leaf-Beetle has extended her taste to lavender!!

I do have rosemary in my garden but apparently Lady Rosemary Leaf-Beetle has extended her taste to lavender!!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

Eugenie and Eugene were proud of their brood.  "Let's play peek-a-boo!" said Eugene… "Don't be ridiculous, " said Eugenie amazed at her partner's stupidity!

Eugenie and Eugene were proud of their brood.
“Let’s play peek-a-boo!” said Eugene…
“Don’t be ridiculous, ” said Eugenie amazed at her partner’s stupidity!

"Ooooh look!" said Eugene, "I can make scary ghosts with my shadow!" Eugene just had to look away!

“Ooooh look!” said Eugene, “I can make scary ghosts with my shadow!”
Eugene just had to look away!

I found these in Turkey and they are from the Family-True Shieldbugs (Pentatomidae) with the other name of Eurydema Ornata!!

For more Dialogues visit….

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/dialogue/

That’s All!

See Ya xx