This little guy found his way in to my flat, giving me an excellent opportunity to do a little macro photography.
Correction: I was mistaken, this is a Rose Chafer and not a Noble Chafer.
After a google images search, I've concluded it is a
Noble Chafer Rose Chafer beetle. Turns out they are endangered. Shame, they are beautiful animals – if you like bugs and things like I do.
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Spotted in a deli in Oxford. It says ‘Where there is a Will, there is always a way’.
Thats right – always a way!
No reason, I just love this little guy. I think I will use a possum as a mascot for my next creation – whatever that may be!
I don't know why people don't like Possums. I wouldn't mind one for a pet.
Here is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject:
Didelphimorphia (pronounced /daɪ.dɛlf.ə.mɔr.fi.ə/) is the order of common opossums of the Western Hemisphere. They are commonly also called possums, though that term is also applied to Australian fauna of the suborder Phalangeriformes. The Virginia Opossum is the original animal named opossum. The word comes from Algonquian wapathemwa. Opossums probably diverged from the basic South American marsupials in the late Cretaceous or early Paleocene. A sister group is Paucituberculata (shrew opossums).