Two seated Beetle (IMG_4280 copy)

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A Hispinae beetle with two parasitoid wasps - Eulophid genus Emersonella rides around on Cassidines waiting for them to oviposit; they're possibly this genus or closely-related (Cassidines and Hispines are essentially the same). - ID credit: Doug Yanega

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  1. Kurt (Hock Ping GUEK) orionmystery.blogspot.com 63 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the comments :).

    Senshots, all shot in a local forest reserve here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. :)

  2. chris10eyck 63 months ago | reply

    That is a fantastic shot. Those little flies look like his evil minions.

  3. diegocon1964 63 months ago | reply

    Spectacular macro

  4. vzonabaxter 63 months ago | reply

    What a bonus find. This is a great macro.

  5. shadowshador 63 months ago | reply

    A great shot and a great beetle.

  6. Fotos Leandro 63 months ago | reply

    WOW!!! Excellent macro!!! great details!

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  7. nemesis1832 63 months ago | reply

    that is SO cool

  8. Lord V 63 months ago | reply

    Excellent unique capture :)
    Yes they are tiny chalcid wasps

    Brian v.

  9. Kurt (Hock Ping GUEK) orionmystery.blogspot.com 63 months ago | reply

    Thanks for all your great comments, everyone. Much appreciated:)

    Thanks for the ID, Brian :)

  10. Alejandro Arteaga 63 months ago | reply

    Cool capture, great work with the magnification.
    Interesting info too!

    Alejandro

  11. The Bald Eagle1 63 months ago | reply

    Impressive find. looks like an armored dinosaur. complete with riders.

  12. Modo Frodo's Cabinet of Curiosities 63 months ago | reply

    That is really wild. Great find and capture.

  13. pixilpame 63 months ago | reply

    I bow down to the KING OF MACRO!

  14. ♫ע El Cristo ॐ♫ 62 months ago | reply

    i can't believe!!!! super fantastic

  15. J. Coelho 60 months ago | reply

    G-e-n-i-o-u-s.

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