Friday Beetle Blogging: Podabrus Soldier Beetle


Podabrus sp. Soldier Beetle
Urbana, Illinois

Last week we featured a larval soldier beetle. Today we have an adult of the same family (Cantharidae), in the genus Podabrus.

photo details:
Canon EOS 50D camera
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens
ISO 100, f/13, 1/250sec

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