Jaak Põder - Piece of shi*

Jaak Põder - Piece of shi*

Tortoise beetle larva's behaviour is pretty unique - due to the shape of its body the larva is almost invisible on suitable leaves. To make it even more hard to find it it keeps its own shi* attached to its anal hook (raised above the body) so looking from above it seems there is just a piece of shi*.

Location: Järvamaa, Estonia

Posted on 16.09.2012
Photo info - 01.08.2012: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 100 mm, ISO 1250, f 8, 1/60 sec, 68mm extension tubes
Tags: Cassidae Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle jaak poder kilpmardikas põldohakas summer suvi tortoise beetle larva wildlife photography
Jaak Põder - Piece of shi*

Jaak Põder - Piece of shi*

Tortoise beetle larva's behaviour is pretty unique - due to the shape of its body the larva is almost invisible on suitable leaves. To make it even more hard to find it it keeps its own shi* attached to its anal hook (raised above the body) so looking from above it seems there is just a piece of shi*.

Location: Järvamaa, Estonia

Posted on 16.09.2012
Photo info - 01.08.2012: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 100 mm, ISO 1250, f 8, 1/60 sec, 68mm extension tubes
Tags: Cassidae Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle jaak poder kilpmardikas põldohakas summer suvi tortoise beetle larva wildlife photography