African Black Beetle by RatManDude

(Heteronychus arator)

African Black Beetle
Black Lawn Beetle

Wondered indoors, to “frighten some humans!”.
Well I can’t think of another reason anyway …

I was summoned by the shrieking screams from down the passage …

“Come get it!” – “Aaaargh!”

I come a running, camera in toe! As I knew that it had to be a delicious specimen, just waiting to be captured.

And, indeed … I did rescue the poor critter from the indoors, and gracefully sent it on it’s way, but not before I was first able to get some really good closeups of the intruder. One never knows when you may need the pics for an ID parade or the sorts.

Randburg, South Arica

Self employed [freelance] graphic designer … actively developing a new found passion — photography.

Seeking to experience all walks of life, thru the lens …
However, at the moment, I am especially keen on aircraft subject matter.

For some more insight on my depth pls visit this alternate location for some more of my images that are available as either Royalty Free and or Editorial purposes – Dreamstime

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture RatMan!

  • ta …

    – RatManDude

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Magriet Meintjes
    Magriet Meintjesover 4 years ago

    Excellent work, well done !

    1 Day Jan 4 – limit 20

  • tx

    – RatManDude

  • I have battled to find info on this critter …
    Anyone have a resource that may be of use?

    – RatManDude

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Lovely !!!

  • Baie Dankie …

    – RatManDude

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice details in this capture

  • ta

    – RatManDude

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 4 years ago

    2 June 2011 – 2 images per day

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