Female and male  Giraffe Beetle  -  Anja Reserve Madagascar by john  Lenagan

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Female and male Giraffe Beetle - Anja Reserve Madagascar by 

A pair of Giraffe Beetle Sp- 2 ( A different colour form orange and black and 1/2 the normal size ) – Anja reserve Madagascar.
She will cut the leaf and then start curling it up to make the leaf nest for her single egg – and then snip off so it drops to the ground

Canon 5D Mkii ~ 300mm macro ~ f16 ~ iso 600 ~ 1/540 sec


5d mk ii, insects, nature, character shot, madagascar

I love the paterns in Nature , their unique and abstract quality, being able to dive into the amazing world of the macro exploring worlds within worlds there discovering and being amazed.
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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    oh… this male is just like the female. so there is many species maybe. lucky you ;)

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 1 year ago

  • patcheah
    patcheahabout 1 year ago

    Delightful beetles,very interesting and beautiful! Superb macro!

  • Thankyou Patcheah – the wild life in Madagascar is unique and wonderful

    – john Lenagan

  • davvi
    davvi9 months ago

    fine,love them.

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