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Still There - _TNY_6504S2 | by Calle Söderberg
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Still There - _TNY_6504S2

Going to work one evening (I work nights) I saw this four-banded longhorn (Leptura quadrifasciata) which had parked for the night on an ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) on the lawn. Even though I was a little late, I just had to run and get the camera and snap a few shots.

 

To not be more late than I needed I put the camera in the car instead of returning it inside, so when I got back in the morning I still had the camera with me.

 

This proved quite fortunate as the beetle was still on the same flower - only now covered in dew drops!

 

Since it was sleeping I could mess around a bit and ended up with this two shot focus stack at 1.8:1 magnification where the inside of the yellow flower is showing through the water drops!

 

This species is between 11 and 20 mm in length, but this one was probably a male as it was closer to the minimum size.

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Taken on July 2, 2020