roaming the wilds of south west Surrey
Green tiger beetles mating. Or as someone dear to me used to say, in a broad Herefordshire accent… Get on ‘er, boy! 😀
These are predatory beetles which hunt other insects. You can see his ferocious mandible gripping her.
Makes me glad I’m not a beetle! Great picture though!
😀 Thank you!
They are a brilliant green colour, never seen them before. Amelia
They’re handsome, aren’t they Amelia. I once saw and photographed their much rarer cousin the heath tiger beetle, but this type is much commoner. They move very fast and they’re very good hunters!
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