The insect world is an astonishing place. So many colors, shapes and patterns. Macros of live insects are endlessly fascinating to me.
shield bugs wait for the last two eggs to hatch :-o
Flickriver: Photos tagged with calligrapha
hickory horned devil, the larval form of citheronia regalis
Peter Lippmann :: photographer :: CARTIER ART MAGAZINE N°19 /
transparent insect wings viewed against a black background
Amazing World of Insect-Wing Color Discovered | Science | WIRED
from Eunike Nugroho's sketchbook
Greg Miles - Christmas Beetle - This beetle is is the second largest family of beetles, the Scarabaeidae Family. An interesting feature of these beetles apart from their beautiful colours is their large tarsal claws which are unequal in length and movable enabling them to grasp hold of branches and climb. They are numerous around Christmas time hence their common name. christmas time, christma beetl
white ladybird? or shopped?
Fifteen-Spot Ladybird beetle - Anatis labiculata - BugGuide.Net
camellia shield bug/tea seed bug nymphs, poecilocoris latus
treehoppers - a group of insects related to the cicadas and the leafhoppers
GIANT earthworm! the glossoscolecidae are a large family of earthworms which has native representatives in south and central America. can reach up to 2 m in length. OMG. is this seriously true??
: Male specimens of the giant harlequin beetle (Acrocinus longimanus) use their elongated forelegs to fight off the competition when guarding females and oviposition (egg-laying) sites. harlequin beetl, anim, acrocinus longimanus, bug, insect, beetl acrocinus, giant harlequin, male specimen, beetles
male giant harlequin beetle, acrocinus longimanus. will use his elongated forelegs to fight off the competition when guarding females and oviposition sites