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Crash landing

A Flower Chafer (Tropinota hirta) holding on for dear life, in the center of a Cretan Rockrose (Cistus creticus), during a windy day. These beetles are poor fliers, so whenever it's windy they just hold on to their flowers and don't dare to venture further, until the weather is calm again. Then they go about their usual business.

 

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Taken on May 3, 2009