Facing the Long-Horned Beetles
Today’s shoot was very brief, finding only 1 long-horned beetle before the rain poured (again). This long-horned beetle has very rounded facial features, and resembles that of a baby!
#1 Side view of the long-horned beetle. It was found above eye-level resting on a leaf oddly, with it’s abdomen perched up. I thought it was a fly until I had a closer look!
#2 My favorite – head shots!
#3 This is what happens when the flash goes further than the subject
#4 Showing a little bit of the side, but still not enough details to identify it though.
#5 Final shot of this cute little guy. It took flight before I could take a record shot of it’s back though. Does anyone have it’s exact ID?
Meanwhile, here’s a short collection of long-horned beetles I’ve shot over the past half year.
#6a Handsome fella, infested with tiny mites around it’s neck
#6b Another shot of the orange-striped face
#7a A very wrinkled long-horned beetle.
#7b Rests it’s horns under the leaf
#7c The face!
#8 Black and white patterns, possibly the Xylotrechus Javanicus
#9a This long-horned beetle tends to tuck it’s horns neatly to it’s sides
#9b And yes, the face! 🙂
#10a Til this day, I’m still not sure if this is a long-horned beetle.
#10b Yet another face shot
#11a One of my favorites, dancing on a branch
#11b Close up on it’s dimpled face
#11c Showing the length of it’s horns.
#11d Same long-horned beetle shot at another location
#12 Citrus Long-Horned Beetle (Anoplophora chinensis), a giant at over 2 inches in length.
#13 The handsome one again, I’m using this as my forum avatar 😛
#15a Xystrocera festiva, with a beautiful orange and green-striped back
#15b Side view, can tell that the face is relatively “flatter” than the other species
#15c And of course, the final head shot 🙂
The IDs provided in this blog post may not be the most accurate, please do let me know via the comments section below if you have the right IDs. 🙂
The complete album can be viewed here.