Carpet Beetles (?), The Gathering

27 responses

  1. I’ve no idea about this but I like the photos very much.. such gentle colours too.

    June 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

  2. Oh my God! You really travel in this world with your macro lense… You are amazing. Wonderful shots. Thank you, have a nice day dear Melanie, love, nia

    June 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

    • You are so kind, nia. Thank you for your supportive words about my photographs. I don’t actually have macro lens. I just have a macro setting on my wonderful little Lumix camera. As always, I’m so grateful for your visits. I hope you have a great day, too! 🙂

      June 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

  3. Are they coming to a flower ?
    They are called [ Himemaru-katsuobushi-mushi ] in Japan, and eat
    anything dry protein kind = hence dried fish, such as dried Bonito-fish
    to make Dashi for Japanese cooking, as well = hence its name.
    ( To test, see their patchy patterns on the back, could be wiped off )
    Being such small, they can penetrate anywhere = even a box for
    insects specimen.

    After many years, when I checked my prize-wining insects collection,
    I found the boxes which got hundreds of empty pin and labels
    lined-up with just a dusts on the bottom.
    = all the insect bodies were eaten away by their hairy larvae. 😀
    If so-many of them near you, your treasure is in danger.
    ( Underneath, they got a pair of wings as well = they can fly-in )

    June 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    • Wow, too bad about your wonderful insect collection. I guess that’s the way of it, though! I found these little ones several streets away from my house in an alley (alleys in my town are actually places where people grow beautiful plants–perfect places for me to explore!), but perhaps I should let the people whose house they’re near know of the impending invasion. 🙂

      By the way, I’m glad to learn the name of these insects in Japanese. I like the sound of their name. 🙂

      June 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

  4. What a beautiful set of pictures!

    June 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    • Thank you very much, Shimon. As always, I appreciate your comment and your visit.

      June 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  5. Beautiful. As long as the beetles stay outside.

    June 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    • Yes, I am hoping for the person near whose home I discovered these little ones that the beetles will find plenty to eat in the alley-gardens outdoors. 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting! By the way, you posted clematis the other day, and I have what I think MIGHT be a purple clematis flower, but in a form I’ve never seen. It has a BIG cream-colored button center (almost 2 to 3 inches in diameter) protruding from its middle, and stunning lavender colored petals. Maybe you can help me identify it, if I get a chance to post it in the coming days. I’ve never seen a flower like this one before, and it was near some regular looking purple clematis. I wondered if it was some sort of hybrid.

      June 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  6. Great capture….can’t help you with what they are but they sure are beauts

    June 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  7. Love the delicacy of your compositions. Great sequence.

    June 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

  8. WOW…and that says it all I guess

    June 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  9. Those lovely bugs make a great contrast to the white flower. Wonderful shot.

    June 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

  10. WOW!! Really nice shot!!

    June 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  11. Very lovely photos. And interesting..

    June 6, 2012 at 12:39 am

  12. Oh, my! What wonderful photographs! They hardly look real. I just can’t believe you can do this, Lemony! It is a feast for the eyes, for sure! 🙂

    June 6, 2012 at 3:12 am

    • Thank you, George. I’m having tons of fun photographing all of the insects that are crawling about this spring. 🙂 Now I’m inspired to learn more about them, so next on my to-do list is to get a good reference volume.

      June 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  13. Magnifiques. Je crois que ces insectes donnent une touche finale à la beauté de ces photos.

    June 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

  14. Are they just “hanging out” or eating up the lovely blossoms?

    June 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    • Lucky for the homeowners nearby, they’re consuming those blossoms, and not the fabrics on the inside of their house! 🙂

      June 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm

  15. Beautiful, nothing else to add 🙂

    June 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm

  16. jen

    wow!! these are action packed. wonderful composition. great spacing… love!

    June 8, 2012 at 12:34 am

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