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Mating common red soldier beetles Take a break..... Beetles,Common red soldier beetle,Humor,Insects,Rhagonycha fulva,common red soldier beetle,mating Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies intro

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  1. Haha, I thought this was another "animation" photo but your description explains it all. Nature can be so educational. Posted 8 years ago
    1. Yes, indeed! :) Posted 8 years ago
  2. Hahaha, I think this one needs a 'mature content' warning! Posted 8 years ago
    1. It`s all nature! Posted 8 years ago
  3. good excercise for the abdomen... Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanx for your comment and your vote! Posted 8 years ago
  4. Lol, great pose here :) Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 8 years ago
  5. From today's post on Facebook:

    What's more important? Speed? Opportunity? Stamina? Ritual? Attraction? Offering a gift? Stealth? Pheromones? Deceit? Love? The natural world is full of weird, fascinating, endearing, and even alarming mating rituals. The specifics vary between species, and can include the male giving gifts, performing a dance, or simply dominating the female. However they do "it", the goal is always the same: reproduction. One thing is for sure though, mating in nature really is wild. In honor of Valentine's Day, we hope you enjoy this video of creatures in nature who are clearly, "in love"! #JungleDragon
    Posted 9 months ago

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The common red soldier beetle, ''Rhagonycha fulva'', is a species of soldier beetle .

The common red soldier beetle will grow up to a centimetre. Nearly all their body is coloured red yellowish. Only the last bit of the elytra is black. The body is flat and elongated. The chitin armour is very soft, resulting in the German name of this species as ' . The black thread-like antennae are also relatively long. The equally long legs have an orange colour, which become notably darker only at.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Dirkje van der Wiel

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Uploaded Aug 13, 2011. Captured Aug 13, 2011 22:45.
  • NIKON D5000
  • f/4.5
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 70mm