Monday, February 11, 2013

Beetle


A bunch of these colourful guys have chosen some of my cacti to spend a few days at.

22 comments:

Audrey said...

au moins a cet endroit il est bien protege ;o)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We get masses of those on our hibiscus, I have never seen them on the cacti though. They always remind me of human masks. Looking more closely, maybe yours are slightly different, mine are called Firebugs, Pyrrhocoris apterus. Keep well Diane

Kathy said...

I think he's pretty well protected amongst all those spines.

Cezar and Léia said...

O besorinho ficou preso! Que foto incrivel, o cactus é lindo!
Léia

Lowell said...

It's amazing you even noticed the thing in there. Must be an innocuous beetle, right? Looks like a huge Lady Bug to me!

Kate said...

Are they welcome visitors or just pesks?

Sharon said...

That is one colorful beetle!

JM said...

@Kate: They are welcome. So far! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

they look well protected!

Sylvia K said...

They've chosen a well protected "hotel" for their visit!! I love it! What a fun shot for the day, JM!!

Arija said...

Ooh those spikes!
Are they harlequin bugs that run around tail to tail and are first cousins to the 'stink bugs' that are over-running my garden?

Sami said...

Hope they are not "bad" beetles. But a wonderful photo as usual J.M.

Karl Demetz said...

Nice home :-)

cieldequimper said...

Everybody needs a home...

Gunn said...

Looks like most of the "houses" might be perfect for some days... :)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente macro....
Cumprimentos

Photo Cache said...

nice macro.

Jack said...

I am sure not going to reach in there to remove him . . .

Randy said...

I would have totally missed that. Nice catch.

Dina said...

Beautiful spines, and the bug adds color.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Amazing this critter could get in there without hurting himself.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! it's very own 'safe haven', nothings going in there to get it! Well spotted JM, you do love your plants so I'm not in the least surprised that you noticed this visitor!