18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Japanese beetle in allium blossom

A Japanese beetle rests upside down in an allium blossom and suns itself. Immediately before this I rescued the beetle out of the birdbath. The insect took flight and landed on a nearby bloom where I managed to catch the shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Alana Glaves