19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Firebugs on dry hollyhock

Two firebugs mate on a dried stalk of a hollyhock. Some others firebugs are also on this plant. A yellow dry stalk of hollyhock with blue flowers on the red background is amazingly beautiful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Belgorod, Russia
Camera: ILCE-6500
Copyright: © Dmitriy Belmaz