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Beetle & grubs

Beetle & grubs
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 74 N: 84] (673)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/3.4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-11 6:21
Viewed: 9267
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ah! The things you find when you do a little yard work!


Beetles are the group of insects with the largest number of known species. They are classified in the order Coleoptera (pronounced /ˌkoʊliˈɒptərə/; from Greek κολεός, koleos, "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, "wing", thus "sheathed wing"), which contains more described species than in any other order in the animal kingdom, constituting about 25% of all known life-forms. 40% of all described insect species are beetles (about 350,000 species), and new species are frequently discovered. Estimates put the total number of species, described and undescribed, at between 5 and 8 million. [wikipedia]


As an aside, when I was at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, the most popular eatery was a place called GRUBBS DINER. Mmm... what an image.

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Hi Michael,
We crazy photographer will do anything and everything to get a good shot , don't we :-)
Actually Grubbs, grass hoppers and caterpillars are staple diet for disadvantaged South Africans.

Thanks for sharing.
Warm greetings from South Africa

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