Friday Beetle Blogging: Long-necked Ground Beetle

Colliuris pennsylvanica, long-necked ground beetle.  Arizona.

Colliuris pensylvanica, long-necked ground beetle. Arizona.

photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D

ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f/13, flash diffused through tracing paper

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I happened to pass by your blog when looking for photographs of ladybirds in flight.

Iâm from Flores island in Azores, Portugal, Iâm also a biologist and I must congratulate you for your photos they are amazing.

Thanks Marlene! You're very kind. Perhaps someday I'll visit the Azores- I hear they're overrun with Argentine Ants...

Yes... Yes, unfortunately⦠and also termites and japanese beetle⦠But we also have insects that are endemics and that you only can see here.

When coming here please remember Hydrangea macrophylla itâs Not from azores, it escaped from ornamental and because of that itâs a wrong image of this islands (I must say this to everyone⦠because we have so many beautiful things here and we promote ourselves with something from other continent).

I hope that you have fun here in Azores and that you visit the most islands you can, Iâll see the photos.