Image gallery - two beetle portraits
Indian Tortoise Beetle
Coniferae, Walnut Tree Lane, Loose, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9RG, UK.
This photomicrograph of an Indian Tortoise Beetle was taken of a microscope slide sent round to members of The Postal Microscopical Society (UK) several years ago, the Society is now in its 126th year. The slide was prepared by Fred Enock (died 1916) who was famous for his slides of the Mymaridae or fairy flies.
The beetle was
labelled Coleoptera - Hispidae - Platypnia - echidna.
Comments to Comments to the author sent via our contacts page quoting page url plus : ('wells','')">Bill Ells welcomed.
Live beetle image
Summer has it's fair share of insect casualties and it's worth keeping an eye on insects amenable to photography. This injured beetle was imaged by Comments to the author sent via our contacts page quoting page url plus : ('micuk','')">Maurice Smith in his S.E. London garden using a video camera in macro mode. Not too sure what species - possibly a female stag beetle?
Published in the August 1999 edition of Micscape Magazine.
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