Mar 1, 2008

Tropical Orange Blister Beetle - Nemognatha

A tropical orange blister beetle (Nemognatha) perched on an orchid petal. This orange beetle in this photo have orange feelers. Some orange beetle in fact have black feelers.

Orange blister beetle - Nemognatha

Orange blister beetle - Nemognatha

Blister Beetle adults feed on leaves in the tops of a plant but are especially attracted to flowers where they feed on nectar and pollen.

For more hi-resolution tropical beetle, check out my Flickr Gallery Beetle

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Margaret March 8, 2008 at 9:11 PM  

What intriguing photos of insects you've taken here! I'm not a huge fan of being personal with bugs, but viewing them through your photography is perfect! Lets me admire them from a safe distance :P


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