Christmas beetle. by dreams

Christmas beetle.

We still have a lot of these flying about of an evening, especially with the hot days and nights.

jT
nice capture and the focus on the eye is fabulous!
January 16th, 2013  
great shot'

January 16th, 2013  
@janetoner Thanks Jane, nice to have a new face visit and comment. You made me look closer and you are right...I can see the reflection in its eye.
January 16th, 2013  
@debsulzberger Thanks Deb :)
January 16th, 2013  
Nice macro. I didn't realise how hairy they were!
January 16th, 2013  
Nice macro.
January 16th, 2013  
cool shot
January 16th, 2013  
Amazing macro !
January 16th, 2013  
OMG what a colourful bug! Great detail
January 16th, 2013  
Great closeup!!!
January 16th, 2013  
Amazing macro
January 16th, 2013  
Awesome Macro Karen! Fav! I just love this!
January 17th, 2013  
wow, great detail! it looks like he was crawling right at you.
January 17th, 2013  
Great clear detail - it is really called a Christmas beetle?
January 17th, 2013  
Wow! This is awesome! I love that little hairdo!
January 17th, 2013  
Awesome macro shot! Love all the details you captured. Can't get over the little hairs all over it.
January 17th, 2013  
@cmt2812 @orangecrush @rachelmackenzie Thanks Kate Jerry and Rach...I too could not believe how hairy they are when you get this close. Always amazed at what photography reveals....Im always learning new things...like this....beetles have hair!!!!

@ouimo @brav @paula365 thankyou for popping in and commenting. always nice to have new faces visit. :)

@stephaniedc @alisonp @ssimon @michelleyoung @ellimae Thankyou all for your lovely comments and favs. I appreaciate them all.

@eyeseeu I really dont know Deb. They are always about at Christmas time and have this amazing golden colours....so it seems fitting. Im sure they have some long weird name, but Ill still with Christmas beetle.
January 17th, 2013  
OK - I could not resist, but to google it. :)

Christmas beetle:
Christmas beetle is a name commonly applied to the Australian beetle genus Anoplognathus. They are known as Christmas beetles because they are abundant in both urban and rural areas close to Christmas. (Wikipedia)
January 18th, 2013  
@eyeseeu ha ha...that is too funny. i was just telling someone else that Im forever amazed at what trivial things we learn on 365 that we may not have otherwise if not taking photos. Thanks Deb
January 18th, 2013  
Great macro!
I wanted to get a shot of one of these but we didn't get many at our place this year. :(
January 23rd, 2013  
@magentarose Thanks Megan we seemed to have an influx of them about a week ago.
January 23rd, 2013  
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