Colorful Beetle

Another interesting critter found on my many Aster wildflowers was this small beetle. Fall brings lots of different critters to the wildflowers and this colorful little beetle was enjoying himself on the asters:

Small beetle on aster wildflower

Small beetle on aster wildflower

A quick look in my insect guide has me believing this is a Flower Longhorn beetle, but I’m not positive on that ID.  Will need to research further after my upcoming art show (Lee’s Summit Art Fair).

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT carbon fiber tripod, with 3 Pod H-3 ballhead
  • ISO 640
  • Aperture f/6.3
  • Shutter 1/160 sec.



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