Beetle Coming up Roses

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This handsome but voracious Japanese beetle photographed in Maine at the botanical gardens is obviously on a path of destruction. Even though he was bent on the destruction of this lovely rose his beauty is what I saw first. So he fits very nicely into the Tiny Wildlife gallery on my site: https://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/

See the full size image on my website : www.elliekennard.ca/beetle

 

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37 Responses

  1. One teeny beetle becomes an inadvertent star. Reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon of about a million penguins standing around. One is wearing sunglasses. Another says to him, "Oh get over yourself. We were all in the movie."

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  2. Wow…that’s one serious bug, Ellie. It’s so big! Can’t help but feel sorry for the rose though. Ah nature…it does have a sharp edge doesn’t it?

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    1. I do feel sorry for the rose, Sandra, you are right I had no idea just how destructive it was… but as you say, a sharp edge. Thanks!

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  3. Carol says she remembers you taking that pic….hope you took the little sucker back home with you, we have enough down here……

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    1. How amazing that she remembers, Mac! We have had a couple of great visits there, for sure. No, had to leave him there, as I would have been arrested at the border if he had been found on my person!! We have plenty of similar ones here, I’m sure!

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