Monday, August 30, 2010

jeff, tennessee

This insect is of the Genus Condylostylus. A large Genus, it is not an easy feat to ID to the species level. They are quite common, and variable in color. I have photographed those exhibiting red, bronze, gold, and green coloration...all in my yard.

Peace and blessings

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  1. Love the detail and the raindrops just add to the photo.

  2. It looks so bright and pretty. You could string it on a necklace. I like that Native Americans used beetle wings in their embroidery. They are nature's spangles.

  3. So what you're saying is, this is a close up of an orange fly?

  4. so interesting up close and personal!