Friday, October 1, 2010
I went walking with Ryn to ostensibly shoot some fall colours. It turned out it was a bit early and too cloudy. We came across quite a few of these guys on a narrow footpath between an overgrown field and a stream. According to what I Googled - and it took a few minutes to narrow down what they were after ruling out Paul and Ringo, I think they are Oil Beetles (possibly Meloe americanus or Meloe angusticollis?) Less than two cm long at most. Apparently these are males due to the strange kinked antennae. No macro lens, so they are what they are, but I like em.
Posted by Mike Wood at 22:14