Beetles and Pyrops

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A mating pair of Siamese rhinoceros beetle Xylotrupes gideon

IMG_8165 copy by Kurt (Hock Ping GUEK) orionmystery.blogspot.com, on Flickr


Face to face with a cute beetle. A female Prosopocoilus biplagiatus.

IMG_8087 copy by Kurt (Hock Ping GUEK) orionmystery.blogspot.com, on Flickr


Tiny ground beetle, Carabidae: Pericalus sp.

IMG_7744 copy by Kurt (Hock Ping GUEK) orionmystery.blogspot.com, on Flickr


Tiny beetle, approx 3 mm on a decaying tree trunk at night. Trachypholis sp. (Zopheridae, Colydiinae) I found on a decaying trunk at night.

IMG_7723 copy by Kurt (Hock Ping GUEK) orionmystery.blogspot.com, on Flickr



IMG_7731 copy by Kurt (Hock Ping GUEK) orionmystery.blogspot.com, on Flickr


More beetles: Some amazing Malaysian beetles! | Up Close with Nature


Lantern bug Pyrops pyrorhyncha

IMG_8237 copy by Kurt (Hock Ping GUEK) orionmystery.blogspot.com, on Flickr


More lantern bugs: Lantern bug / lantern fly | Up Close with Nature
 

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Amazing, such really cool little creatures, such awesome exoskeletons, and such awesome specialized evolution. People always think to the stars when they hypothesize what alien life would look like, I think it could already be here. Such amazing creatures, right here on our home rock! The streght the rhino beetles have, IIRC, is among the top in the animal kingdom. The way they can flip a foe is like a human flipping a large SUV like it's nothing.
 

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The matingshot is awesome, cool encounter!
 

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Great shots. Love that mating shot. Awesome job with lighting that reflective shell in #3 as well.
 

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