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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Common Metalic Longhorn Beetle

These are medium sized, body length about 1/2 an inch.
They feed on pollen and nectar. The larvae feeds as it burrows into wood.
Their eggs are laid in the cracks of the stems or roots.
These were doing a mating dance around the head of the flower they were on.


Gaelyn said...

Looks like they did more than dance.

Love that emerald color. Reminds me of the bug in your necklace.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They sure did more Gaelyn. LOL!! No, the bug in my necklace is MUCH prettier. :)

JM said...

... And on a yellow flower! Nothing can be more photogenic! Well spotted, Joan.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose. It was a great combination and I could not have asked for better. :)