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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Insects Are Everywhere


In addition to the butterflies, the bugs in Hong Kong are pretty too. 


While most of the Stink Bugs are dull in other parts of the world, many of them are quite colourful here. 




Although Stink Bugs feed mainly on crops and fruit, sometimes they enjoy a feast of insects too. This Red Stink Bug even managed to catch a big moth. 







The  variety of Beetle species are even more fascinating to me.
Blister Beetle 




To be identified 



Soft-winged Flower Beetle 


This strange looking beetle is one of the Weevils (Snout Beetle) which is famous for their long snout.



They are often overlooked because of their small size (about 8mm long). The long snout is in fact a big mouth for sucking on fruit and other plants. 



The Gold Dust Weevil, however, is much bigger than usual (10-15mm long) and more colourful too. 


The giant Stick Insects are sometimes mistaken for small tree branches, 





even part of a leaf. 




I also find the colour of this Grasshopper refreshing. 





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17 comments:

siga said...

This is my favorite collection as far! Fascinating creatures ;)

Rafa Mateos said...

Fantásticas fotos,saludos.

Lorents H Blomseth said...

Colourful and beautiful insects you present for us, thanks !

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful macro photo's.
Greetings Irma

Bob Bushell said...

Absolutely brilliant photographs.

Giga said...

Owady są faktycznie kolorowe i mają różną budowę. Zabawny dla mnie są patyczaki (4-6 zdjęcia od dołu).Śliczne zdjęcia i dzięki nim wiem, jak te owady wygladają. Pozdrawiam.
Insects are really colorful and have a different structure. Funny for me is Stick insects (4-6 images from the bottom). Lovely pictures and thanks to them I know how these insects look like. Yours.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, beautiful collection of insects. Your photos are wonderful. Yes, our stink bugs are not colorful at all. Your looks beautiful. I wish you a happy weekend.

Monique et Daniel said...

Best regards from France!
Very nice pictures!
Regarding your pics #3, 4, 5, if I am not mistaken, the insect here is a "rhinocoris annulatus"

check here, and try to investigate the way it sucks their prey from inside!:
http://macrophotoplaisirpassion.blogspot.fr/2012/06/punaise-terrestre-juvenile-de.html

and here:
http://macrophotoplaisirpassion.blogspot.fr/2011/05/rhinocoris-annulatus.html

Danielle v/d Horst said...

Prachtig heel veel soorten heb ik nog nooit gezien dank je wel voor het kijken er naar groetjes Danielle

Magia da Inês said...

❤•.¸¸✿⊱╮
Belíssima série de fotos!!!!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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Askartelin itte said...

Upeita värikkäitä otuksia:)

Andrew said...

Fabulous pictures. Great range and diversity.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas fotos!!Parabéns!abraços,chica

Julie Hargreaves said...

Great set of photos

Giancarlo said...

Bellissime queste tue fotografie! Buon fine settimana...ciao

Helma said...

Here I see some really beautiful macros of snout beetles, bugs, red shield beetles, stick insects and other insects. Really great series. Compliment.

Greetings, Helma

Ola said...

this summer is really a
full of insects, these you chose are really colorful!

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