False potato beetles playing piggy back. by William Brennan

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The false potato beetle ,or the horse nettle beetle, is a beetle found primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions of the United States. Recently, it has also been discovered in the northeastern portion of Ohio as well. Adult beetles emerge from the soil in the late spring or early summer and begin breeding, and a population may go through one to three generations in a summer. This was taken by my pool fence in Rockaway, NJ USA.


beetles, insects

I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • Nadur
    Nadurover 4 years ago

    Amazing Macro

  • Thanks Nadur. I was a little perplexed as to what I was looking at and then realized that it was two beetles, and not one weird looking one. LOL. It was pretty neat to watch the one carry the other around for a while.

    – William Brennan

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Excellent detailed capture Bill, enjoyed the read as well

  • Yool
    Yoolover 4 years ago

    You made it into the top ten of our challenge Well done !!!!!

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on placing in the Top Ten
    in the “Find some creepy crawly love in the
    backyard” Challenge
    in the Backyard Macro *

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