ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
ALL IMAGES WILL ENLARGE WITH A LEFT CLICK

Thursday, 8 June 2017

LONGHORN BEETLE

I went out early this morning in the hope of finding dozy insects. I was sitting next to the pile of fallen spruce trees and hoping to find either Sabre Wasps or their prey the Horned Wasp. I got close.

 Closeish. This is a Longhorned Beetle. Rhagium bifasciatum.
I'll go out again before the rain and have another go. There is little else to do today. I could vote but I refuse to vote when the choice is between bad and awful.

18 comments:

  1. Flippin' heck, Adrian! Nothing for months, then two posts right on top of each other. Those yellow lightning shaped horns are something else ;}.

    Seriously though, they're super images - keep 'em coming.

    It comes to something when my decision on whether or not to vote depends on whether or not it's raining. At the moment it's raining! Do I care?

    Best wishes - - - Richard

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Richard, I thought they were arrows but after enlarging them liked the flashes.
      Just back in and it's raining here now. The polling station looked busy but maybe folk thought it was a concert.....Muppet Show or something similar.

      Delete
  2. You're on a roll now Adrian...another nice find...[;o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Trevor. The dogs found it. They are slowly becoming entomologists.

      Delete
  3. Lovely clear shot of the head and great detail on the eyes.
    Saw a great sign on the 'net. Twas a Muppet with the slogan 'Might as well vote for a Muppet. You'll get one anyway'

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. John, it stayed still just long enough.
      I struggle to think of a politician I'd leave in charge of a whelk stall.

      Delete
  4. It's so nice to hear from you again,are you still up in Scotland?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oddly yesterday I was looking at some of my longhorn beetle photos (as beetles go I'm rather fond of them) but none had those back markings. .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Graham they do vary the light flashes are very variable but the pinkish edge to the wing cases always seems to be the same. Here in Muchty anyway.

      Delete
  6. It is so wonderful to see your images again. Your fascination for insects has certainly opened my eyes to the many we have around here. So thank you for the inspiration to look closer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lynda, I find them beautiful. We have jut started topping so I'll check the top of the cutter deck as and when. It is often heaving with insects.

      Delete
  7. Hola Adrian. Veo que sigues con tu gran afición a los insectos. Como siempre las fotos son Estupendas. Sin saber por qué perdí tu enlace. Me lo vuelvo a llevar, para seguir viniendo a verte :))
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Laura, no publico muy a menudo ahora. Todavía me gustan los insectos. Muchas gracias.

      Delete