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Welcome to my Collection about Bugs and Beetles!
 
This is an odd collection, grouping all true bugs (Hemiptera) and beetles (Coleoptera), but it felt good to group them together.
 
If you found this collection because it's featured (or otherwise): thank you so much for checking it out, I hope you'll enjoy it!
 
As a brief introduction in this pinned post, let me just take the time to say that I'm a simple amateur photographer; I started out with borrowed equipment and have steadily improved my gear to get to my current setup. Practice, of course, is the most important aspect, as well as interaction with everyone else. I love to talk about my shots!
That said, I think it is only fair to expect others to treat photographers with respect - a lot of effort went into making these pictures... Therefore, if you feel like sharing this work with others: please use the reshare function and do not download and re-post.

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Shiny!
 
These weevils are always adorable
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Sooooo...
 
What's going on here? We spot some silk, looks like a silky spider lair.. there's a ladybug larva, but it's not stuck in silk. In fact.. it seems to be eating a piece of another ladybug larva! :o 
 
Oh boy. Cannibalism! 
Another reminder of how viscious those "cute" ladybugs can be.
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Busted this cute little bug nymph during a recent walk. Looks a bit guilty, right?
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No hiding from me
 
Well, maybe if this weevil had found a bigger thick to hide behind :)
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This gorgeous big beetle insisted on walking onto my hand as I was shooting it :)
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An odd one
 
Look at this funky critter.. some kind of hopper, or cicada perhaps? I really don't know, but it's looking pretty cool for sure.
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Long bug is looong
 
Oh no, those are just the antennea ;)
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Spooky
 
Just a cute lady beetle in front of the night sky, right? Well something eery is going on! Can you tell me what it is?
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I found this dead weevil in our garden. Odd little thing.. I wonder what that juice on its snout is?
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