This is part 2 of my flood series. The photo below shows the area I focused on for my observations and photography. There is quite a microcosm in this heap!
The photo below shows a multi-colored beetle, known as a Disonycha, or flea beetle. I am not sure about the smaller subject – perhaps a mite?
You’d think with the patterns and colors, the beetle below would be easy to identify. It took some sleuthing but it appears to be a Calligrapha Beetle. Research on the beetle can be found at University of Wisconsin’s website and also BugGuide.
A heap of beetles on a branch. My best guess, they are snout beetles.
Another view of the beetle.
A familiar friend.
An ant among the leaves.
My favorite scene below. Look at all the creatures confined in one space.
Same area, just a different perspective.
This concludes my flood series. The take-away – if you enjoy nature photography of the bug/insect/creepy crawly sort, go explore a park after a storm.
Date: March 15, 2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV