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Fiddler Beetle
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Posted By: Bruce Clark, 12-23-2016, 09:27 PM

A Fiddler Beetle aka as Rose Chafer, spotted naturally enough in one of my rose flowers. I have never seen this very striking bug before. I first spotted it on my way out on an errand. Quickly raced back inside and grabbed the camera and a jar. The camera for a quick shot and the jar to capture the beast for a later examination.

I did notice the beast seemed particularly clumsy and having difficultly righting itself. Closer inspection showed some damage to its legs. Anyway after a good look and identification via Google, I placed him on one of the yellow roses, from where it smartly took off, never to be seen again.

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12-23-2016, 09:33 PM   #2
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# 2 is a stunner Bruce. The others aren't too shabby either mate. Very well captured.
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Great detail brilliant colouring.
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I agree with pjv, nr. 2 is just great. :-)

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Thanks all for your comments. They are greatly appreciated

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