Long Time Coming (Longhorn Beetle, Urgleptes querci?)

Copyright Michael Marlow Bugphoto.net
The front end or, the handlebars of a tiny longhorn beetle. Possibly Urgleptes querci(?).

I shot this very small longhorn beetle in July of 2019, just a little over two years after the last time I had photographed a bug or anything else with my macro kit. A few phone camera shots here and there, but otherwise nothing. I finally got back to the point where I could find a bug I couldn’t pass up photographing. This particular beetle was unique to me and so novel in its smallness in an already interesting family of insects (Cerambycidae), that I had to get the camera. To my good fortune, it was a very willing subject. (Two more photos below which show the glorious, skinny antennae, plus a note about that two-year hiatus.)

The funny thing about not shooting is, you’d think it’d be hard to maintain a photo blog with making more photos. Of course, I have had lapses in my blog output but never for a lack of photos to share. I’ve already shot a little in April and May this year, albeit more plant life. (I particularly like tree buds and blossoms.) The backlog grows once again! It’s the never-ending archive, which is quite all right with me. I’ve just got to get a bigger hard drive.

Copyright Michael Marlow Bugphoto.net
The dorsal view, including its magnificent antennae, of a tiny longhorn beetle. Possibly Urgleptes querci(?).
Copyright Michael Marlow Bugphoto.net
And a lateral view, antennae also included, of a tiny longhorn beetle. Possibly Urgleptes querci(?).

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