Red-headed cardinal beetle

A Red-headed cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serratiornis) sits sunbathing perched upon a Hawthorn leaf, its pectinate antenna appearing as personalised tuning forks for picking up other insects’ movements for this predator to then attack.

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G9 M4/3 mirrorless camera using a Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 DG Vario-Elmar Lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/250 seconds*

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