Trichius zonatus

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Pete Askew, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Not the greatest shot, but I was quite excited as I hadn't seen one of these for years: Trichius zonatus a bee beetle. It just refused to turn round though! Camera shy maybe.

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    Sony RX100. PP in LR/Nik.
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  2. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Beautiful! As it happens, we just found it's relative (T. fasciatus) yesterday, in a Dactylorhiza praetermissa flower stalk....
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  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Maybe they are on the increase. I was a W├Ârlitz Park at the weekend and I cannot remember when I last saw so many Dragonflys and Damselflys - there must be enough prey around which is encouraging.
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Never seen such a thing. "...endless forms most beautiful and most wondrous"
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  5. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    I had to Google that one. What an amazing insect. It's not camera shy, if you had you M10 it would have posed for you.

    It's a really nice photo because we get to see the flower too.
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Thanks, Steve. I did, but it still wasn't impressed!

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