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#1 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted June 4 2017 - 6:45 AM

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Was anting on the Plum Island beach in MA when I found this beauty right on the beach sand, next to a vegetated area. About 25 mm, one of the biggest insects I've seen. It unfortunately was missing a leg and would often flip on it's back, so probably didn't make it for long after I took some shots of it.

 

Cotalpa lanigera, the Goldsmith beetle:

 

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#2 Offline VoidElecent - Posted June 4 2017 - 7:56 AM

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Beautiful!


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#3 Offline ctantkeeper - Posted June 4 2017 - 8:03 AM

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amazing find!!! love your photos :)


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#4 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted June 4 2017 - 8:16 AM

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amazing find!!! love your photos :)

Thanks  :)


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#5 Offline ace2184 - Posted June 12 2017 - 4:26 PM

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Great photos. Can I ask what camera you're using?


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#6 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted June 13 2017 - 2:55 AM

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Great photos. Can I ask what camera you're using?


Canon Powershot SX120 IS. Just the camera, no lens or anything.
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#7 Offline Martialis - Posted June 13 2017 - 10:00 AM

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Mine's similar to yours - just  a slightly different model. 


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