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Soldier Beetle
Sep 26, 2020 19:48:51   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
This is one of my preserved Soldier Beetles which are often referred to as "Goldenrod Beetles" for they are quite frequently found on them. I staged it for a focus stacking session at 5X magnification. It may look a bit wet due to being preserved in denatured alcohol which is slow to evaporate.

Below is a image of one that I shot during one of my walkabouts in the field.

The adults are also predators, eating caterpillars, eggs, aphids, and other soft-bodied insects. They will alternatively eat nectar and pollen if no insects are around. They do not damage plant foliage. Adults are often found on flowers such as goldenrod, where they lie in wait for prey, feed on pollen and mate. They are a beneficial insect so they should be welcomed visitors in the garden and flower bed.


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Sep 26, 2020 20:06:44   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
This is one of my preserved Soldier Beetles which are often referred to as "Goldenrod Beetles" for they are quite frequently found on them. I staged it for a focus stacking session at 5X magnification. It may look a bit wet due to being preserved in denatured alcohol which is slow to evaporate.

Below is a image of one that I shot during one of my walkabouts in the field.

The adults are also predators, eating caterpillars, eggs, aphids, and other soft-bodied insects. They will alternatively eat nectar and pollen if no insects are around. They do not damage plant foliage. Adults are often found on flowers such as goldenrod, where they lie in wait for prey, feed on pollen and mate. They are a beneficial insect so they should be welcomed visitors in the garden and flower bed.
This is one of my preserved Soldier Beetles which ... (show quote)


Herman, You have a very unique photo specialty. It is outstanding. Thanks for sharing your visual talent.

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Sep 26, 2020 20:17:12   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
PixelStan77 wrote:
Herman, You have a very unique photo specialty. It is outstanding. Thanks for sharing your visual talent.


Thanks for the flattering feedback. I have a natural curiosity and the little voice in my head that always says, "What if.....". I enjoy sharing what I see through the lens as much as I do taking them and the UHH is a wonderful place to do it.

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Sep 26, 2020 20:21:05   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
Thanks for the flattering feedback. I have a natural curiosity and the little voice in my head that always says, "What if.....". I enjoy sharing what I see through the lens as much as I do taking them and the UHH is a wonderful place to do it.


I am very happy that you have a natural curiosity and the little voice in your head that always says, "What if.....". Keep up the great work.

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Sep 27, 2020 07:59:47   #
RLSprouse Loc: Encinitas CA (near Sandy Eggo)
 
I always enjoy seeing your work. Your efforts are well appreciated, thank you!

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Sep 27, 2020 10:05:31   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
RLSprouse wrote:
I always enjoy seeing your work. Your efforts are well appreciated, thank you!


Thanks for dropping by and for the reply.

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Sep 27, 2020 11:22:34   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
I like that you included the 2nd image. A fine set, sippy.

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Sep 27, 2020 15:36:14   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
kpmac wrote:
I like that you included the 2nd image. A fine set, sippy.


Thanks, Kpmac. Hope that you are having some fair weather down your way.

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Sep 27, 2020 17:08:23   #
tinusbum Loc: east texas
 
nice stack! i like both shots

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Sep 27, 2020 19:05:21   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
tinusbum wrote:
nice stack! i like both shots


Thanks ever so much.

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