Sunday, June 28, 2015

Insects of the Day

Eyed click beetle, Alaus oculatus

The eyed clicked beetle is quite large at a little over 2" in length. One of its defense mechanisms is to snap a spine on the ventral side of its thorax into a groove which causes the beetle to launch into the air while producing an audible click. This one demonstrated for me when I got too close with the camera.

Cicindela sp., Tiger Beetle

Efferia sp.

This robber fly appears to be having a Flatid for lunch...possibly a palm planthopper.

Rhynchomitra microrhina, Dictyopharid planthopper on milkweed

Isn't it adorable?

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