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Identity Crisis.

I found a couple of these at the visitor centre this week.

They look like Wasps but are actually harmless Beetles, hence the common name Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis). A great example of nature's deception techniques as survival stategies.



I think I caused a few raised eyebrows crawling around on all fours apparently photographing the floor.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Identity Crisis.

Looks very artificial, some job of deception, I would stay away if I saw one.
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Re: Identity Crisis.

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Looks very artificial, some job of deception, I would stay away if I saw one.
They're not easy for us to see Ed. They are only 7-15mm long.
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Re: Identity Crisis.

Nice close up considering the size.
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Re: Identity Crisis.

Hello Peter,
That's an interesting beetle, you certainly would avoid it on first sight. I saw some sixteen spot ladybirds today but only had my phone camera. Well spotted and thanks for sharing.
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Re: Identity Crisis.

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I think I caused a few raised eyebrows crawling around on all fours apparently photographing the floor.
Nah, they just said, "Oh, don't mind Peter - he does that!"

Well seen and captured.
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Re: Identity Crisis.

Thanks for your comments Conor, Jim and John.

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Re: Identity Crisis.

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I think I caused a few raised eyebrows crawling around on all fours apparently photographing the floor
surely this is one of the perils of being a macro photographer Peter, that and everyone asking "what you photographing mister?"

just before you miss the shot of a lifetime because their shadow scares off the subject

An interesting beetle, not one I've seen before,
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surely this is one of the perils of being a macro photographer Peter, that and everyone asking "what you photographing mister?"

just before you miss the shot of a lifetime because their shadow scares off the subject

An interesting beetle, not one I've seen before,
Very true Brian. I think I'm getting used to being considered "a little odd" since acquiring the 60mm.

According to my book these beetles, although common throughout the UK are normally seen between May and August so another result of the mild winter.

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