Love This Yellow Stuff!
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Coleoptera: Meloidae (blister beetle)|
I have a series of this small blister beetle. Some blister beetles excrete a nasty substance, that, when handled, can cause vesicles or blisters on ones skin. this species is small (about 1 cm long). It is obviously a pollen feeder. Many insects feed on pollen vs. nector because it contains a high content of protein vs. carbohydrates.
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Great capture of this creature covered in pollen. I like your take with the macro imageing. nice
- [2011-09-26 22:55]
I really should explore the macro capabilities of my Nikon D90! It seems like another world, judging from this image. Was into macro years ago though with a film camera. Good sharpness although grain is showing a bit from the magnification? I'd blur the indistinct parts of the image to mask that taking care not to include any of the pollen encrusted bee.