Sunday, February 03, 2008

Longhorned Beetle

Photo from 6/13/05


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17 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

They really look a lot like the Texas Longhorn cattle. Amazing photo.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have not seen one of these yahoos before. What long horns for such a small creature.

Tom said...

Sweet shot. Is this guy in the genus Batyle? I had the fortune to photograph a fire backed batyle beetle whose body and antennae were shape like this, yet colored jet black with the exception of a scarlet thorax. It was quite the looker. I love insects and can't wait for them to start emerging from their winter hiding places. Excellent photo, thank you for sharing.

Tom

Andrée said...

yuck. glad YOU saw him and not me. No, I do not regard all creatures in equal esteem.

Lana Gramlich said...

And I thought I was having a bad hair day...

Marvin said...

I'm not positive on the ID, Tom. This shot was taken when the camera was new and I was more into just taking macros -- before I got hooked on trying to ID what I took.

That said, it is probably a Goes pulverulentus, a hardwood bore that's common around these parts. Like
this one
I took last summer.

smilnsigh said...

Yikes! When you say 'longhorned,' you _mean_ Longhorned!!!!

Brrrrrr.... He is kinda' scary looking. Mmmmm, if I have nightmares tonight.... I know who to holler at tomorrow! ,-)

Mari-Nanci

imac said...

Great macro

smilnsigh said...

Hey, what is this 'Twitter'? I went there and click on 'About Us' and they don't tell. -pout-

No commenting in it though, I guess.

So I will circumvent, via here... A day ago you twitered; "Yikes, I just saw my shadow -- in profile." Now this just _begs_ a request for a photo! I'd say yikes if I saw mine in profile too! But you said it first. So, you *have to* show a photo of your shadow.

How come? 'Cause I just made up that *Rule*! >,-)

Mari-Nanci

kostas said...

Congratulation.
Amazing macro, these photographs him I love a lot.

mon@rch said...

These are such funny looking creatures but can be nasty with the trees!

Mary said...

Ughhhh. Not very attractive.

David said...

I love the depth of field! This photo really makes you feel as if you're there with him, at his size. :)

Cheers,

David Webb

Isadora said...

Pretty strange looking critter, I've never heard of them.

Kerri said...

Well....I can't comment that he is a cutie....but I can say you've captured him Beautifully! Great detail!

Alpicks Treasures said...

ohhhh scary!

Doug Taron said...

Great photo. I love Cerambycids. Nice post for a nasty winter day. I'm feeling that it will be far too long before I can get outside to look at bugs again.