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Goldenrod leaf beetle (<em>Trirhabda canadensis</em>)
04-JUL-2013 Christine Hanrahan

Goldenrod leaf beetle (Trirhabda canadensis)

Early in summer, the little black larvae of these beetles are found on the goldenrod. By July, the adults are starting to be visible. Many species of insects make use of goldenrods, whether feeding on the stems, the leaves, or nectaring on the flowers.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
1/400s f/3.2 at 5.0mm iso100 full exif

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Carol Rollins31-Aug-2013 04:47
Great capture, Christine. Nice clarity and details. ~
Karen Stuebing27-Aug-2013 21:12
His stripes seem to mimic the veins on the leaves. Pretty little beetle. V.
J. Scott Coile27-Aug-2013 14:59
...developing a bitterness for bird predators too.
Stephanie27-Aug-2013 10:55
Pretty little bug! Love the stripe and polka dot markings! V
Torben Jorgensen27-Aug-2013 08:52
Nice detail on the beautiful beetle. V
Irene Wehrli27-Aug-2013 08:14
An elegant beetle with his dots and stripes - nicely captured!
Irene
joseantonio27-Aug-2013 04:17
Great details as always. Very nice work with the light.V.
globalgadabout27-Aug-2013 01:54
a spiffy looking chap, and apparently a voracious eater too..
janescottcumming27-Aug-2013 01:45
Was it this guy who took the big chunk out of that leaf? I like his stripes and dots! V
Hank Vander Velde27-Aug-2013 00:15
A terrific well captured sharp closeup Christine.
Pierre26-Aug-2013 23:39
Une prise de vue formidable tout en détails! V
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet26-Aug-2013 23:37
Fantastic macro.
beingme26-Aug-2013 23:02
You do such a great job presenting these little creatures! V
Don26-Aug-2013 21:58
Agree with Helen; this beetle has style!
Jim Coffman26-Aug-2013 21:55
A great closeup,Christine!
Helen Betts26-Aug-2013 21:26
I'm always so impressed with the excellent detail you get in these images. Very stylish beetle with stripes and polka dots, so to speak, combined. V.
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