Macro Photography: Featuring Elongated Blue Tiger Beetle (Neocollyris arnoldi) and more
Elongated Blue Tiger Beetle during secretions (Family: Carabidae; Genus: Neocollyris sp.)
After some research to figure what kind of bug is this or even more so the species, I finally figured it out it is a Tiger Beetle.
Based on my research, this Beetle, a new subspecies of Neocollyris arnoldi (Macleay, 1825) that usually inhabits mountain rainforest. This long necked ground beetle from the family of Carabidae has a metallic color all over its body including the eyes and the leg which were red at the femur.
Commonly known as Bombardier beetles, which are most notable for the defense mechanism. When disturbed, the beetle ejects a noxious chemical spray in a rapid burst of pulses from special glands in its abdomen you can see on my photo above. These secretions are mixed with compounds and ejected by a small combustion, producing a loud popping sound and a cloud of hot and acrid gas which can injure small mammals like shrews, and can kill invertebrate.
See other interesting bugs below:
"The Golden Eyes" - Typical Grasshopper (Family: Acrididae)
Butterfly collecting nectar. (Order: Lepidoptera)
Feeding nymph bug (Still searching for the kind, family and/or order name)
Moth nymph (Order: Lepidoptera)
Common Sawfly (Family: Tenthredinidae)
"Small Ant Cast a Big Shadow" - Leafcutter Ant (Family: Formicidae)
White Female Gypsy Moth (Family: Lymantriidae of Eurasian)
Scarab Beetle (Order: Coleoptera)
Sponsored Links: macro photos, macro prints, macro canvas prints, macro framed prints, bugs photos, bugs canvas prints, bugs prints, bugs framed prints, flower photos, flower canvas prints, flower prints, flower framed prints, macro photography canvas prints, macro photography prints
Keywords: acrididae, ant, arnoldi, beetle, blue, bugs, butterfly, elongated, grasshopper, ground, gypsy, leafcutter, lepidoptera, macro, moth, neocollyris, photography, sawfly, scarab, tenthredinidae, tiger
No comments posted.
Recent PostsTravel Photography: "I Came, I Saw, I Conquer the Adventures in Sagada" Travel Photography: Bird Sanctuary Wetlands - Candaba, Pampanga Pope Francis' Visit to the Philippines - "Mercy and Compassion" Travel Photography: Visiting The "World Heritage Site" of Vigan City Travel Photography: Baguio - The Summer Capital of the Philippines Macro Photography: A Closer Look To The Wonderful World of Bugs and Insects Travel Photography: Discovering Rizal Towns Travel Photography: Manila Photowalk Travel Photography: Aliwan Fiesta 2014 - The Grand Festival of Champions Travel Photography: Semana Santa - Moriones Festival 2014