Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 17 of 365 - Hercules Beetle

Just over 2 weeks into this project people are suggesting things for me to photograph. I love the ideas and will try to work as many in as I can. Today at work I got a call from a friend with an idea. He said he had the biggest bug he had ever seen. So he gave me what turns out to be a female Eastern Hercules Beetle. This beetle is about 1 1/2 inches long. Unfortunately the beetle was dead but the detail of this insect is amazing.