Hi... Are you a beetle too?

3개월 전

This little guy - yes, it IS little... just about one inch in length, with feelers 3 times its length... - flew into my apartment one evening.

Stayed the night, then disappeared!

In the morning, I very nearly squished it and risked it falling on me - it was squatting on some old curtains.

I might have squealed out loud then...

Of course, I had to brave myself - yes, I am squeamish with all creepy crawlies... - to shoot these; but I must say it was a very good model and stood still for these shots! Probably scared stiff of me too!! Hehe!


Managed to get this close-up...
It is actually a pretty one
See all the patterns on its back...
Upon zooming in, you can see its got some holes on the upper back, ventilation or breathing holes, maybe?

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A colour shot here to see its actual colour...
It is almost a monochrome - a light beige... and black
And the patterns extend all the way onto its legs and extra long feelers

Here, I tried getting some side profiles...
Not too easy as it was rather high up - just about over my head
Look closely... you will see it has little 'horns' on its back - I kid you not!
The horns are near where the holes are on its upper back!
They are very small in actual fact and only visible when viewed sideways, and I saw them when I checked the images on the laptop
I didn't even see it when I was looking at it up close
Not that I went that close to it...

It stood its ground and clung on tightly when I tried to shoo it out the open window
So I left it to exit whenever it wanted with the window wide open
Later when I checked... it was gone...
Unannounced, just as it arrived!

Captured with SONY A5100 | © image & text original content | click image for fullscreen view

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Very good shots! But ... ugh, Can't look at them for longer than a few secs )) I am same squeamish with them and obviously not so brave as you are :D

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Is a dalmatian bug! :D


Yeahhh! That's what it is.... :D

Cool Bug! Made for some awesome B&W shots. They make good subjects...

At A Distance!