Hwy 55 & Sedwick, Durham County, North Carolina, USA June 26, 2004
Found under a light, 6:30 a.m. (This feisty male latched onto my hand when I picked it up--I had to drive home with it clinging to one hand. It rasped me a bit with its mouthparts, but did not break the skin.) Chilled and posed for this photo. I used a polarizing filter to reduce some of the glare on this shiny beetle. Natural light was hazy, further diffused by a white umbrella. The beetle was released in suitable habitat after this photo session.
Contributed by Cotinis on 29 June, 2004 - 3:43pm Last updated 10 August, 2017 - 12:17am
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