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Denizen - Frolicking ...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
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    Occasionally I see these huge beetles flying around the garden, with a loud buzz to match. They do command attention.

    The ones I get close to though are already stopped, such as the one pictured – I call them Leopard Beetles, for the markings – frolicking in the flowers.

    It was climbing around one of the straw flowers, munching away on the pollen, so I took the opportunity for a few shots.

    Others I have seen in the flowers of the garden have ended up as food for the Kookaburra or the Pied Magpie. Two who keep a close eye out for a morsel.

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