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Calligraphic beetle (<em>Calligrapha pnirsa</em>)
14-JUN-2012 Christine Hanrahan

Calligraphic beetle (Calligrapha pnirsa)

I took part in a BioBlitz today near Pakenham, about an hour west of Ottawa. I spent most of the day searching for insects and to a lesser extent plants and birds. It was a lot of fun, saw some interesting areas that I wouldn't otherwise be able to access, and found some neat insects, including this Chrysomelid (leaf-eating beetles).

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skhin19-Jun-2012 13:36
I'm attracted by the amazing design on its back. Looks like it's a tattoo! Very nice shot.
Ulla Kruys16-Jun-2012 15:35
A very fine view of this interesting beetle!
globalgadabout15-Jun-2012 12:53
it seems Mother Nature got out the paint brush for this noteworthy specimen..
LynnH15-Jun-2012 12:26
What a beauty! V
Jim Coffman15-Jun-2012 12:25
A great closeup,Christine! Nice detail...
Stephanie15-Jun-2012 12:13
This reminds me of an albino ladybug! Great capture Christine! V
J. Scott Coile15-Jun-2012 11:50
Kay15-Jun-2012 11:45
What an interesting pattern. How wonderful to enlarge these little insects and study them in detail. V
Graeme15-Jun-2012 09:12
Superb close up details and colours, Christine.BV
John Reynolds15-Jun-2012 05:36
Excellent detail. V.
joseantonio15-Jun-2012 04:16
Seems it was worth the effort. Great capture
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