Sunday, April 22, 2012

Beetle Pollinators

This is the best time of year to find beetle pollinators, and there is no better place to find them than the Florida scrub.

The nopale cactus are in full bloom. This one has a Trichiotinus beetle on the left. Notice its hind-end looks just like a wasp face.

Further down the trail, I found this paw paw tree (Asimina reticulata)

Notice the young fruit already starting to grow

Best of all was this Strangalia melanura beetle.

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