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Black and Yellow Bug by KeldBach Black and Yellow Bug by KeldBach
Feasting on the nectar of a Wild Raspberry flower. Shot handheld, natural lighting. Anyone knows what kind of bug it might be? The body is about 1 inch long and it's got wings.



Edit: thanks to *Hanafae who identified it as (most likely) being a Julodia montivagans: [link]

Edit: according to ~steffen-ehrmann it might instead be a Rutpela maculata: [link]



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Hanafae Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
They do look pretty much identical. Maybe they change to brighter colors when it's mating time, like birds do? :?
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Sorry for the late reply, Hanafae. I don't know if insects change colours the same way as birds, but I have noticed some geographical differences in some cases. The one I referred to was a Canadian one, and mine is Danish, so that could also explain the deviance in colour :)
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Hanafae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry about the late reply, I'm quite late myself :p
That's a very sensible explanation. They probably have evolved differently on different continents.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Glad you like it, Hanafae. Your suggestion was of great help and I think I have now identified it as a Julodia montivagans, albeit its yellow colour differs a little from mine: [link]
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SaturnSunshine Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
that is a really good picture ^^
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Thanks :)
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