strange beetle

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    I couldn't resist snapping a shot of this odd-looking beetle hanging out on a daisy. I thought he looked rather prehistoric, or perhaps like the improbable love child of a beetle and a very small turtle. :) (East Village community garden)

    Even stranger in large on Black

    Maurizio Photography, and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. rreiffenberger 68 months ago | reply

      Wonderful macro of this little creature!

    2. peru2U. 68 months ago | reply

      great macro - such a nice beetle!! the story made me smile, it really looks like a child of beetle and turtle :-)))

    3. altamons 68 months ago | reply

      Incredible detail!!! NIce capture of the light!!
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    4. Jim103my (Busy...on & off) 68 months ago | reply

      Creepy but great details!!

    5. Marylou Badeaux 68 months ago | reply

      thanks again for sharing awesome colors, design and patterns we'd never see otherwise! A real beauty.

    6. pramodmamidi2 68 months ago | reply

      Oh great detail on that beetle. Really does look like a psychedelic turtle!!!

    7. jeana58 68 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful macro and colorful beetle!

      This is truly a Masterpiece!
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      Thank you for posting!

    8. OceanAir55 68 months ago | reply

      i love the flower but i really dont like the insect. However, it's a beautiful shot!

    9. SamyColor 68 months ago | reply

      Absolutely gorgeous Celeste!!!

    10. Obsessive Compulsive Photographer 68 months ago | reply

      Looks like a Jap beetle. They eat everything in my yard including my roses. Little &^&^$%##!

    11. Tonton des Iles-Bye bye Everyone 68 months ago | reply

      We call it a bug in french. They are almost green in our country. Funny shot.

    12. Kausthub 68 months ago | reply

      This is just toooooooo Good. Amazing one Celeste. Love this macro

    13. innpictime ζ♠♠ρﭐḉ†ﭐᶬ₹ Ȝ͏۞°ʖ 68 months ago | reply

      We call these 'shield bugs'. There are hundreds of species and many change colour with the seasons. I don't recognise this one.
      You've captured it in a great position.

    14. dragonfly19x 68 months ago | reply

      This cool character is not an adult yet. It's not a beetle but a "true" bug, and, as Innpictime says, is a shield bug...or stink bug.

    15. Celeste M (more off than on) 68 months ago | reply

      Thank you, dragonfly19x, for identifying this bug. Oh my, a stink bug! I'm glad I didn't upset him too much when capturing his picture.

      Perhaps you will also know the identity of the caterpillar I posted a few minutes ago...
      go ask Alice

    16. minniemouseaunt 68 months ago | reply

      This is an awesome shot with great clarity, It looks as if the beatle has been handpainted.

    17. Edith Hoffman 68 months ago | reply

      Great macro shot!
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    18. frscspd 68 months ago | reply

      Lovely little fellow -- and what a great macro.

    19. MNFISH 68 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot Celeste!

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