Blashford Beasties

This post is in a similar vein to that of the previous post, a collection of photo’s of insects taken at Blashford Lakes nature reserve. Two differences, the 1st is the subject matter, this time it is a collection of varied types of beetles, and the 2nd is the order starting with those sighted or photographed previously.

A Common Leaf Weevil (Phyllobius pyri) looking into the void and climbing to the top of the nettle mountain.

Into the void
Into the void
Climbing
Climbing

A 2 image pan of a soldier beetle.

Soldier beetle 2 image pan
Soldier beetle 2 image pan

and a Click Beetle (Elateridae)

Click Beetle
Click Beetle

A False Blister Beetle (Family Oedemeridae), first enjoying the pollen then looking over the ramparts before turning into a kung fu fighter!

False Blister Beetle
False Blister Beetle
Head above the ramparts!
Head above the ramparts!
Kung fu beetle
Kung fu beetle

 

Now onto those I have not spotted and photographed before.

Face on to a Common Malachite beetle (Malachius bipustulatus).

What?!
What?!

Lastly a Rhagonycha limbata soldier beetle

Rhagonycha limbata soldier beetle
Rhagonycha limbata soldier beetle

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Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

2 thoughts on “Blashford Beasties

  • May 31, 2016 at 7:42 pm
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    I might be wrong – but the false blister beetle – may be a Swollen Thigh Beetle.

    Love the poses you got of it anyway. The panorama is great too!

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    • June 1, 2016 at 5:36 pm
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      Thanks for the info Chris

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