Bugs everywhere Bugs (Tectocoris diophthalmus) by waxyfrog

Bugs everywhere Bugs (Tectocoris diophthalmus) by 

These beetles were all over an Illawarra Flame tree. Not sure what they are but look at the colours. Amazing. Would be better if I had a great macro lens.I now know the are Harlequin Beetles. (Tectocoris diophthalmus).So added some small images here too.

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My camera is with me at all times. Love to take interesting and unusual photographs on my walks and day trips.

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  • Lunaria
    Lunariaabout 4 years ago

    What an amazing find!
    Well done. Lunaria

  • They were at the Pyree village in the seed pods . They were everywhere.

    – waxyfrog

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 4 years ago

    This is fantastic, I like this…Lorraine

  • Thank you for your comment. barb

    – waxyfrog

  • virginian
    virginianabout 4 years ago

    Terrific find. Looks like decorations. Just try getting real close and see how your camera does. That’s what I do even though I have macro lenses.

  • Thank you ,will see if they are still there. Barb

    – waxyfrog

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Barb! :) These are Harlequin Bugs (Tectocoris diophthalmus). Pretty cool looking little bugs arn’t they! :)

    Gabe :)

  • They are . We were fascinated. Wiil change title. :o) Barb

    – waxyfrog

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Such a great find- and lovely shot!

  • Thank you,there were so many of these bugs. Never seen them before

    – waxyfrog

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaabout 4 years ago

    yeah wow … I come across them sometimes . like you never saw so many and different colours like this ..very cool

  • It is cool.My husband was so excited that we went back to the spot where they were. :o)

    – waxyfrog

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerabout 4 years ago

    They are gorgeous and would be fabulous inspiration for jewelry!!!

  • Oh yes they would. Imagine them in enamel. ;o) thanks for looking Barb

    – waxyfrog

  • vigor
    vigorabout 4 years ago

    I agree with Rusty, they do look like jewelry, they are beautiful!

  • Thank you so much. A few different ones here.. Barb

    – waxyfrog

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 3 years ago

    wow what a find!!!!!!! well done

  • Thanks so much Di. Going to have a look to see if they came back,Barb xx

    – waxyfrog

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