Orthosoma Brunneum-very cool looking beetle!
Location: Seymour, Tennessee (just south of Knoxville)
June 26, 2011 10:49 pm
I know Brown Prionids like the one in this photo are pretty common, but if I do say so myself, this photo turned out so good and they look so cool, so I thought I’d share it with you. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for all you do. You are awesome and I love coming back to your sight multiple times each day!
Signature: Michael Davis
Thanks for your compliment. While we are more inclined to post rare and under-represented species on our site, we also love posting beautiful images of more common insects. The season is upon us for Prionid sightings, and the Brown Prionid is one of the most beautiful representatives from the group. We also love your photograph. The colors are stunning, and the cool green of the wall is a perfect background for the rich brown color of the beetle.