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Six-Spotted Tiger Beetles Copulating

© 2009 Daniel W. Reed

These attractive beetles were constantly moving about making photography difficult. Only when they began to copulate did they remain still. This didn't last long though for while still attached to the male the female chased an ant across the rock, caught and ate it.

Image Type/Subject:
Close up
Cicindela sexguttata,Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle(Species)
Media: Photograph

Shooting Location: Long Hunter State Park, Tennessee
Canon Digital Rebel XT / 350D Camera, Canon EF180mm F/3.5L Macro USM Lens, 2.5 Sec., f/16.0, ISO=100

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© 2009 Daniel Reed