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Flowering Cactus (Opuntia austrina) The beetle on the flower is a Strangalia strigosa.<br />
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Closeup of the beetle: <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/50614/strangalia_strigosa_on_a_cactus_flower.html" title="Strangalia strigosa on a cactus flower"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1559/50614_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1558569610&Signature=F11VQCYVDVD4h2s1%2F%2BecKiDklSY%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Strangalia strigosa on a cactus flower The cactus is a Opuntia austrina.<br />
Better view of the cactus: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/50615/flowering_cactus_opuntia_austrina.html Angiospermae,Animal,Arthropod,Beetle,Cactaceae,Cactus,Caryophyllales,Cerambycidae,Coleoptera,Florida,Flower,Flower Longhorn Beetle,Flowering Plant,Insect,Longhorn beetle,Nature,Opuntia,Opuntia austrina,Opuntieae,Strangalia" /></a></figure> Angiospermae,Animal,Arthropod,Beetle,Cactaceae,Cactus,Caryophyllales,Cerambycidae,Coleoptera,Florida,Flower,Flowering Plant,Geotagged,Insect,Longhorn beetle,Nature,Opuntia,Opuntia austrina,Opuntia humifusa,Opuntieae Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Nice find, Joe, and good job on the double species identification! Posted one year ago

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Opuntia austrina, the Small devil's-tongue, is a cactus that is native to Florida, USA.

Similar species: Caryophyllales
Species identified by fchristant
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded May 26, 2017. Captured Apr 16, 2017 16:42 in Tarflower Loop, Windermere, FL 34786, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/800s
  • ISO500
  • 228mm