Goldenrod Soldier Beetles
Here at Myrmecos Blog we aim for a family-friendly atmosphere.Â Except for beetle sex.Â Sometimes we just can't resist.
(There's also plant sex going on here too, if you're into that sort of thing...)
Photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D
ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec, diffused twin flash
They are spectacular! Marvelous photo. That you captured animal and plant hanky-panky in the same photo is an added bonus. (I'm no prude, so I enjoy images that show life as it really happens.)
Useful info, thanks . Friendship greetings ...
Great shot Alex! The diffused lighting really brought out the beauty of these two insects!
There's likely to be plenty of hawt parasite sex happening here behind the scenes as well... but that's a very specialised fetish, I know.
Why all the sex lately in the blogosphere? (I guess I'm not helping lately...)