Big Bertha's Adventures

Party at the Prickly Pear Blossom!

I can’t take all the credit for this photo.  My friend Tore spotted this bloom and alerted me.  He knows I specialize in photos with creepy crawlers.  (Admittedly, I’m probably the only one that likes them.  But I’m documenting nature for science and the arts.

Big Bertha's Adventures

I did some research and confirmed the guests are a type of scarab beetle.  They enjoy dining on prickly pear blossoms.

 

Camera:  Canon 5D Mark II
Lens:  My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS)
Date:  May 2015

 

2 thoughts on “Party at the Prickly Pear Blossom!

  1. I’m fascinated that you are fascinated with “creepy critters” so I’m glad you found this bloom and not me!

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