Monday, September 5, 2011

Figeater Beetles

This summer, figeater beetles have descended on my yard. I don't even have a fig tree, but there's one next door. One morning I saw two of the beetles making sweet beetle love in my bougainvillea. Then a third beetle arrived.

The beetles are large, and they make a loud buzzing sound as they fly. They are a little alarming, but only harmful if you mind sharing your figs. The iridescence on their undersides is beautiful.


  1. I dont like them in real life,but here they steal my heart, so very arty!

  2. As long as they don't land on me I'm happy!!
    They are a beautiful color...shabby green.

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