Sunday Spinelessness – A darkling beetle

By David Winter 06/11/2011

Life continues to be busy down here in Dunedin, so this will have to be another Sunday marked by a quick photo-heavy look into the world of the spineless.

I don’t pretend to be a great photographer, but I do get a lot of pleasure from recording the small creatures I come across. One of the real joys of bug photography is the way even a rank amateur like me can find something that wasn’t obvious at first glance. Take this darkling beetle (tenebrionid) I found the other day. An interesting enough beetle…



 …but it wasn’t until I’d seen the photos that I notice those neat compound eyes, it’s as id I’d found a trilobite 
in my garden!

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