The Mating Game

Challenge #35 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In the world of small creatures, show us two insects [perhaps more], spiders, (or other small arthropod creatures) as mating couples. They should be outside, on flowers, leaves, or trees, NOT under studio lights. Macro shots welcome. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Plague Soldier Beetles (Cantharidae)
by RuthC
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Australian Plague soldier beetles are Good Guys, and are highly desired by gardeners as biological control agents of a number of pest insects.
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Submitted: Thursday, 17th January, 2013 10:30 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 7th December, 2012
Focal length: 6.27 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 100
Notes: Hand-held, bright afternoon sunlight.
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