Myrmecos

Friday Beetle Blogging: Moneilema

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“I went out collecting with Albert Way of Trinity, who in after years became a well-known archaeologist; also with H. Thompson, afterwards a leading agriculturalist, chairman of a great railway, and a Member of Parliament. It seems therefore that a taste for collecting beetles is some indication of future success in life.”

– Charles Darwin

Cactus Longhorn Beetle, Moneilema sp.

Tucson, Arizona

details: Canon 100mm macro lens on a Canon 20D

f/20, 1/2 sec, ISO 400

camera on tripod, natural light

levels adjusted in Photoshop