17 May 2015

17 May 15 - A Metallic Double-Decker Beetle

At this time of the year, as the sun warms up the heaths, it is not difficult to find the stunning half inch long Green Tiger Beetles. Without any attempt to search for them, I had seen close to ten in a couple of hours of general Birding & walking on the Studland heaths. They often reveal themselves by flying up & travelling a few metres, before landing again. This mating pair gave me the opportunity to try out the macro zoom on the SX60 camera.
Green Tiger Beetle: Good to see there should be another generation on the way
Green Tiger Beetle: A close up of the head
Green Tiger Beetle: A close up of the abdomen. They really are stunning when seen well