This photo was taken about a week ago. I love this mum for its cone shaped petals and its pink tinge on the border petals. It almost looks like a dahlia. I guess I really love this mum for its ability to use jeweled accessories so dramatically ;-). I have searched to identify this beetle without success. I have seen it before in my garden and it looks like it is searching for small insects inside the flower. (When I went out two days later just before the cold norther, this long beetle was still there!) Click on the photo for a better look.