Scarites sp. Ground Beetle (Carabidae) Urbana, Illinois As the summer bug season freezes to a close here in Illinois, our attention turns increasingly to the cryptic habitats where insects settle in to overwinter.Â The flowers have faded, but insects can still be found under tree bark, in rotting wood, and in leaf litter.Â This ground beetle had burrowed under a stone, aided by its shovel-like fossorial forelegs. Photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D ISO 100, f/11, 1/200 sec, flash diffused through tracing paper
Opisthius richardsoni, Montana. Opisthius richardsoni is a broad, flat ground beetle common along river banks in the colder regions of western North America. photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f13, flash diffused through tracing paper
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
Pasimachus sp. ground beetle, Arizona My apologies for the lack of blogging the past few days.Â I've been taking some time away from posting for the holidays, but I'll be back next week.Â In the meantime, here's a Pasimachus ground beetle... photo details: Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D ISO 100, f/18, 1/250 sec, indirect strobe in a white box
Scaphinotus petersi - Snail-Eating Ground Beetle Arizona Ground beetles- the family Carabidae- are a spectacular evolutionary radiation of terrestrial predators. The elegant, flightless beetles of the genus Scaphinotus prefer snails and slugs. photo details. TOP PHOTO. Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens on a Canon 20D f/18, 1/250 sec, ISO 100 inside a white box studio, illuminated with indirect flash BOTTOM PHOTO. Canon MPE-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon 20D f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO 100 Twin Flash diffused through tracing paper.