I’m not sure what the heck type of insect this is. If anyone knows….do tell! It was on the railing of my little deck in my yard in Amherst, Virginia, USA. I walked up to it to see what it was…and it just stayed there…..so I went and got the camera and took a few shots. This is my last shot of it when it had turned around. Next thing I knew it flew off . I didn’t even know it had wings. Yikes.
Taken with my Canon Powershot SX110 IS on a macro setting.

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry!

    – Ginny York

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Awesome capture, Ginny,,,it’s not a very cute thing and I probably would have dropped my camera when it flew off, lol!!

  • LOL It did startle me a little when it flew off. I didn’t expect that. LOL Thanks Dorothy for the funny comments and the favorite! You gave me a laugh.

    – Ginny York

  • davvi
    davviover 1 year ago

    cute beetle,very good.

  • :)))) Thanks so much davvi. I’m not sure I would call it cute….lol….interesting though. ;))

    – Ginny York

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 1 year ago

    he looks a bit like a small praying mantis – type bug!

  • Thanks Pam. Not sure about that. It was alot smaller and fatter through the middle. lol. :))

    – Ginny York

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 1 year ago


    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
    Click the banner to see your work in the group!
    30th May ’13

  • Thanks again Pam!

    – Ginny York

  • trish725
    trish725over 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much Trish!! :))

    – Ginny York

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented

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  • Thank you Bonita!

    – Ginny York

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture.

  • Thanks so much Julie! Not sure what this guy is….but I glad you like him enough for a fav! ;))

    – Ginny York

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorover 1 year ago

    Great capture, Ginny! I don’t know what it is either, but it looks like one huge insect!

  • LOL It was only about 3/4 ‘s of an inch long….minus the antenna. I think the camera touched him a few times. LOL It shocked me when he flew off. I didn’t see the wings. Yikes!
    Thanks for adding this to your favs! ;))

    – Ginny York

  • brotbackgeraet
    brotbackgeraetover 1 year ago

    Holy S…, scary… but great shot

  • Thanks Martina! I don’t know what gets into me when I get that camera in my hands! lol

    – Ginny York

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