Goldenrod Soldier Beetles on Red Flowers

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Canon FDn 200/4.0 Macro, NEX-7, AP Mode, Spot Metering, Daylight, ISO100, 1/40, F11

     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Nice captures.

    Those don't look like any bees I know though.
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Wondered the same thing when I first saw them...a half dozen were working those strange Red flowers...but in the end, had to call them something and they "looked" sort of like bees, and that's what I went with...if anyone "knows" what they are by all means toss it out...won't hurt my feelings
     
  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    The Internet is simply fantastic.
    Not only was I able to chase down the bug via Google Images, but they're pictured on the same exact red flower, LOL.
    They are called: Goldenrod Soldier Beetles