Macro Monday: Junebug – the green figeater beetle

Zazzle online shop If you enjoy my photos and would like to purchase some, I want to thank you! Simply visit my Zazzle online shop and browse the product offerings. If there’s a photo you would like to purchase but don’t see it in my shop, please contact me by using the Contact form at the bottom of my home page and let me know which photos you are interested in purchasing, and in what format / medium.

Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

I was taking photos of roses a few days ago and that’s when I found this little guy hiding in the center of a yellow rose. It’s a green figeater beetle, more commonly known as junebug, and it was the size of my thumb. I was worried it’d leave when I got closer to take pictures of it but no, it just stayed there patiently until I was done. I love the metallic green of its shell!

Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

Macro Monday: Junebug - the green figeater beetle
Macro Monday: Junebug – the green figeater beetle

Here’s an even closer shot of this green junebug. Check out the “hairs” on the head!

Macro Monday: Junebug, green beetle
Macro Monday: Junebug, green beetle

15 thoughts on “Macro Monday: Junebug – the green figeater beetle

    • Large beetles can be pretty freaky when they fly or crawl right in front of you. But they can have some very cool colors, so I can’t complain.

    • Thank you! We don’t see that many green beetles so it was nice to have the opportunity to photograph it. Usually, it’s more of the large black scarabs, or the smaller stink beetles.

  1. Pingback: Macro Monday: two June bugs hanging out | Milka Pejovic

I'd love to hear what you think about my photos. Please leave your comments below.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s