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desertpagan October 16, 2012
Very nice shot! Your way braver then me!
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Dezi October 16, 2012
Haha! Thank you! It was really scary :)
 
ManCorMac October 16, 2012
Huhu beetle (Prionoplus reticulares). Very nice pic.
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Dezi October 16, 2012
Thank you so much for that!! Now I know exactly what they are, I can read up about them. I really appreciate your help with this one!! Cheers :D
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rmr731 October 26, 2012
Great capture! Detail is awesome! That is one big bug though! yuck!
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Dezi October 26, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and peer recognition; and yes I totally agree...yuck!!!
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY October 30, 2012
great macro!
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Dezi October 30, 2012
Thank you! Very appreciated :)
 
ArtQ March 02, 2013
very nice shot, voted!
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Dezi March 02, 2013
Thank you for your comment, like and vote!!! They are all greatly appreciated :o)
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snowdon March 04, 2013
Superb image of a majestic creature. Voted
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Dezi March 04, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, like, peer award and vote!!! All truly appreciated :)
 
clarkl88 March 04, 2013
Great shot and act of bravery :-) Voted
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Dezi March 04, 2013
lol! Thank you! Yeah I won't be doing this again in a hurry!!! Cheers for your compliment and vote...they are very much appreciated :)
 
Subott March 07, 2013
Very nice! Voted :)
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Dezi March 07, 2013
Cheers Sue! I really appreciate your comment and vote!! :o)
 
CanadianOutlaw March 07, 2013
Cool bug , voted !
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Dezi March 07, 2013
Cheers Billy for your comment, like, peer award and vote!!! Really appreciated :) One of these giant bugs got into our house the other night...definitely not cool !!! They are horrible!!!
 
LouisaAnn March 13, 2013
Great shot ... voted!
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Dezi April 08, 2013
Thanks so much for your vote LouisaAnn! Apologies for the late reply also...I have only just returned from a 4 week break!
 
mikeyffin March 14, 2013
Voted
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Dezi April 08, 2013
Thank you Mikey for the vote! Really appreciated :) Sorry for the late reply...still catching up on my messages!!!
 
zimaj April 11, 2013
Very nice!
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Dezi April 11, 2013
Thank you for your comment! Much appreciated :)
 
sam58 June 25, 2013
great shot and the details are outstnding !
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Dezi June 25, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful compliment; favourite, like and peer award!!! They are all really appreciated :)
 
estercastillo08 March 19, 2014
Very nicely done , voted !
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Dezi March 19, 2014
Thank you so much Ester for your vote, like and peer award!!! Most appreciated :)

Bug on a vine leaf (The Huhu Beetle)

I had to be a little bit brave taking this shot as these huge bugs scare the living daylight out of me!!! They have a habit of flying into the windows and land...
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I had to be a little bit brave taking this shot as these huge bugs scare the living daylight out of me!!! They have a habit of flying into the windows and landing with a thud! We used to get BillyWitches AKA May Bugs & Cockchafers (a type of Scarab beetle) back in East Anglia in the UK where I grew up, that looked very smiliar to this; but this one has a longer body (about 5.5cm - 6 cms long) and really long antennae. We get loads of these giant bugs in our garden in New Zealand during the summer months and they seem to be attracted to light. They are quite clumsy also when they fly! If there are any VB members out there who know exactly what type of beetle this is, I would really like to know for sure!! Thanks for looking :) Since writing, I have been told by a kind knowledgeable VB member that this monster is a Huhu beetle (largest beetle in New Zealand!) Very interesting bugs indeed!!!
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