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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Rhinoceros Beetle

This is supposed to be a common British beetle but I have never knowingly seen one before. On a recent sunny day it landed on my wife's shirt and then wandered onto her arm. (Images shown in reverse sequence and all have been cropped).

aka Horned stag beetle or Least stag beetle, the “horn” makes it a male.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f9, hand-held.


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