I find joy in doing pokemon redraws over real wildlife photography. This time, hendy.mp’s amazing shot of a tree frog riding a top a rhinoceros beetle was my inspiration.
@nastytaxi submitted: lookit this handsome devil’s coach horse beetle i found in the park the other day! i guess in british folklore they’re said to contain part of the original apple of sin which is metal but also he’s never done anything wrong ever
A lovely lad! There’s all sorts of folklore about these pals, but I agree that this lil dude has never once done something wrong and never will. 🖤
@giganeura submitted: A whole gaggle of friends! First’s a Spiny-Backed Orbweaver, I have no idea who the second and third friend is other than some species of Horse Fly, fourth’s some kind of Robber Fly, fifth’s a beauty of a Mantis, and sixth is some form of Beetle!
All found in Clinton, SC
Great collection of pals! I would say the second pal looks like a male Tabanus calens, which is definitely a horse fly, and the robber fly is a female red-footed cannibal fly. The mantis is a Carolina mantis and the beetle is a common green June beetle :)
“Order out of chaos”