Fiddle Beetle, Eupoecila australasiae by Trish Meyer

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The Fiddle Beetle was enjoying a drink from a bloom high on my Buddleja.
The beetle is named for the markings on it’s back … see image below.

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Photographed at my home, Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia.


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I love the endless photographic opportunities provided by world around me, from the abundance of nature in my own backyard to historic and scenic worldwide destinations.
I am retired, beyond threescore years and ten.

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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Awesome shot Trish!

  • You are so quick off the mark Istvan ! Thank you so very much for your awesome comments, as well as for adding my image of this fascinating beetle to your faves !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Karina  Cooper
    Karina Cooperabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Trish

  • Karina, thanks so much !

    – Trish Meyer

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic closeup, beautiful flower and beetle.

  • Thanks Rebecca ! I was pleased to manage a shot of his back, showing the markings for which they are named :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot Trish, beautiful colours!

  • Kerry, thanks so much ! They are good looking beetles :)
    I’m going to miss these blooms and their visitors over Winter :(

    – Trish Meyer

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 3 years ago

    Terrific colour and detail, Trish!

  • Thank you so much for your terrific comments Mieke !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsabout 3 years ago

    and excellent capture Trish! You love the beatles!

  • Mark, I love most of the small visitors to my Buddleja and I’m really going to miss them over Winter … thank you so very much for your excellent comments !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnabout 3 years ago

    You snuck up on him! Great capture here Trish.

  • Thanks so much Michael for your wonderful comments and fave !
    He was pretty engrossed in drinking and a bit tricky to reach as he was on one of the higher blooms, so I had to stand on a bench.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Robert Miesner
    Robert Miesnerabout 3 years ago

    A lovely capture of this beetle! I like the angle you caught this at and the lighting is perfect. Nice soft colors here to boot as well. An instant fave!

  • Robert, thank you so very much for your lovely detailed comments, as well as adding this image to your faves ! I was lucky the with the lighting on that day, as well as the unobstructed view to his position on a high bloom :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

  • Larry, thank you for accepting !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...about 3 years ago

    Very cool, Trish. I have never seen one of these before.

  • Thanks so much Andrew ! I hadn’t seen one before, but once I managed to get the markings on it’s back, i.d. was easy. It (or another) came a couple of times.

    – Trish Meyer

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