Saturday, May 17, 2008

Beetles playing Rugby – Camera Critters

It’s a Scrum mates, let’s have a Go !


Flower Beetles (Subfamily Cetoniinae)
Prickly Pear Blossom
(Click on the photo to get close to the Scrum)


To learn more about Flower Beetles, Click here.

For those that don’t know what a scrum is, Click here.
For those that don’t know what Rugby is, forget it, don’t bother.

Camera Critters is here. Come along; you’ll see some unusual stuff.
Join in; We would like to see your critters. Click here to join.

Sorry about the poor attempt at an Australian accent in the Sub-Title.

Troy

34 comments:

ratmammy said...

Yuck!!! haha! A great photo though!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Neat - I've never seen anything like that before!

AppleDebbie said...

Love the yellow flower (and thanks for the lesson on flower beetles!)

Simply Shannon said...

I learned about two new things today! Great post.

Willard said...

That is a stunning shot! Perfect!

I like your sky watch photo too and will return when I have more time to look over more of your work.

fishing guy said...

Troy: Well done with the scrum, I hope these guys don't do to much damage.

Tammy said...

I've never seen either that flower or the bugs before. We mustn't get them in Canada.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

You know, this is something I'm not familiar with but gosh, what a fantastic photo and I really loved how creative you were with the title, suited the photo perfectly!

david mcmahon said...

It's a Beetles concert!!!

Great shot.....

i beati said...

wow - lots of beetles for one flower - fun photo

Me & my puppies said...

We have "ant" plants here. Nice beetle flower.

Anna said...

I enjoyed your photo and the links, too.

archiearchive said...

What a great shot - I love those beetles - they look so hardworking. And the Aussie accent is great :)

David said...

Great post, I like the Australian Flavour! Don't worry, it's not easy to mis-pronounce an Aussie accent online, it's all textual. :)

Cheers,

David Webb - Nature Pictures
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Picturing of Life said...

oh...this is nice shot

thanks for visiting mine

juliana rw said...

great shot

thanks for ur drop at my post

Misty Dawn said...

Wow! That's a LOT of beetles on one blossom. I hope they aren't causing problems for the fruits and flowers like the Japanese Beetles did for our fruit trees the past couple years.

Bubba's Sis said...

Great photo!!

I'm in Texas, too! Stop by my blog sometime!

Gallicissa said...

"For those that don’t know what Rugby is, forget it, don’t bother"

That's a good one! Nice picture.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my goodness those are nasty looking things, great capture

Carletta said...

Great photo-poor little flower!

Sheen said...

beautiful :)

babooshka said...

wow.what great close up

Sharon said...

What an interesting picture! I've never seen anything like it. The colors are great. I clicked on the scrum link and I see why you used that term! :)

nonizamboni said...

Prickly Pear flowers are so engaging and lovely--and this is a scrum indeed! Awesome photo.
Glad you've joined CC's.
Cheers!

CastoCreations said...

Oh my goodness! That's so bizarre. I've never sen anything like that.

Thanks for visiting. :) I also posted a CC at my new blog Home Zoo Keeper http://www.homezookeper.com. Feel free to stop by.

Cheers! :)

Daryl said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwwww.... but the photo is awesome

:-Daryl

starnitesky said...

I've learnt something today, I have never heard of them before.

Rhea said...

What an awesome photo of the flower beetles! I'd love to run into beautiful flowers with such a swaree on top. Funny captions too. Thanks for sharing such a great Camera Critters post! Loved it.

andrée said...

Your title is perfect! They sort of behave like Japanese beetles (do you have those?). what a feast there must've been in there. What a beautiful flower and photograph. And thank you for the comment on the turkey. I'm glad she is healthy. She took such a long time to cross the road that I had to slow down and wait. Compared to a huge huge tom that nearly committed suicide this morning by practically flying into my car (going at 10 mph). So I'm relieved she is OK.

Sunshine4Life said...

infested flower? awww poor beauty. :D

interesting!

Marvin said...

"Last one in is a dung beetle"

Nice shot, Troy. I've been seeing a few flower beetle in the ox-eye daisies, but nothing like that.

Camera Critters looks interesting. Perhaps I could start a sub-genre called Creepy Camera Critters.

(BTW: "Thank you" for discontinuing word verification. It's so nice not having to wait for the work image to load -- which it never does for me about 20% of the time.)

The Lehners in France said...

Hi, I arrived from chez David. Brilliant photo! Just from a health and safety angle, are they wearing boxes and gum shields? Debs x

photowannabe said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like these guys before. That's what I love about blogging. The whole world is at our fingertips.