Piezodorus Litoratus by Davide Rodilosso: The Gorse Shield Beetle sports two adult coloring related to sexual maturity, green, for those mating in the spring and multicolor for those which appear in the late summer.
Sky Curtain Photograph by Frank Olsen, Your Shot An aurora casts a thick curtain across the sky outside Sortland, Norway, on October 3. Such curtains can reach about 620 miles (about a thousand kilometers) into the atmosphere. Auroras also occur on other planets with atmospheres and energetic particles. Venus, for instance, has irregular auroras, and planets like Jupiter and Saturn have auroras shaped like oval crowns.