Macro Monday #37

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This is a pair of common-red soldier beetles being amorous on a yarrow flower. Not sure who the little green alien is by their side though.

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Green alien? A voyeur, for sure. Beautiful shots: absolute clarity everywhere. I needed you for orchid photography yesterday!

  2. Looks like the little green alien is trying to look away! 😀 Great photo.

  3. Arkenaten says:

    The Beetles(sic)
    ”She loves you yeah, yeah, yeah, ….”

    I have no idea about the alien either but he looks green with envy, don’t you think?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Aw, I was hoping you’d know what it is with your supreme insect knowledge. My guess is an aphid.

      1. Arkenaten says:

        ”supreme insect knowledge”

        *Smile*
        While Arch is wont to label me ”Bug Boy” from time to time my knowledge is quite limited, gleaned in the most part, from trawling an SA insect site on Facebook and reading the comments from genuine etymologists.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Yes, but it saves me all the trawling 🙂

      2. Arkenaten says:

        If I were to take a guess it looks a bit like a species of Assassin Bug.

        http://www.eduwebs.org/bugs/assassin_bug.htm

      3. Arkenaten says:

        oops… that should be ”entomologists”, of course.

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Aha, the green voyeur caught on camera!

  5. restlessjo says:

    Oh, this preoccupation with wee beasties! I was focusing on the flowers, of course 🙂 How did today go? Hanging on to some sunshine?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lovely sunny day – was supposed to cloud over in the afternoon, but it hung on. Took OH over a pass – somewhat hairy hair-pin bend but we made it!

      1. restlessjo says:

        Well, that’s a relief 🙂 🙂

  6. Anabel Marsh says:

    He’s the right colour for a gooseberry!

  7. Haha…..so I’m not the only paparazzi blogger! The little green jobbie has to be the gooseberry, although the two red-hot lovers are too busy to notice him. 🙂

  8. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Come on. I didn’t realize this site was Not Safe For Work!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Sorry! Should have come with an X-rated certificate 🙂

      1. Emilio Pasquale says:

        Next time then!

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