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Malachite Beetle (Malachius bipustulatus)

Malachite Beetle (Malachius bipustulatus)
Very nice to see this behaviour , the male (on the left) cupping his antennae around the female's head - the male does this to pass on pheremones to the female as part of their courtship/mating, and the yellowish basal segments of the male antennae are expanded for this purpose. Many thanks to Martin Harvey on iSpot for providing me with the explanation of the behaviour here. This sighting was also the 250,000th record on iSpot.org which was very cool!!

~~~, Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme, Chrissy, *ᕈᗩᕰᒪ and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Ajophotog
Ajophotog
Excellent photo Mark.
3 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Aussi fabuleuse que rare cette macro.... merci beaucoup à vous !!!
3 years ago.
Evergreengirl
Evergreengirl
Neat picture and interesting explanation about what's happening here too.
3 years ago.