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Tumbling flower beetle (Mordellidae) on Sweet pea
14-JUL-2011 Christine Hanrahan

Tumbling flower beetle (Mordellidae) on Sweet pea

Petrie Island

These funny little beetles are pointed at both ends and have a funny habit of tumbling off the plant when disturbed. They are in the family Mordellidae.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
1/1600s f/5.7 at 100.0mm iso200 full exif

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MarcViskens03-Jul-2016 20:10
very pretty work Christine
hamery25-Jul-2015 16:34
Very cute and a interesting knowledge after reading your explanation, Christine. V
slhoornstra15-Aug-2011 20:32
Lovely! V
PauloCGama15-Aug-2011 16:40
Nicely done, Christine!!
Jim Coffman15-Aug-2011 15:58
Very nice work!!V
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