The Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) by Douglas Clark, weeklysciencequiz: This tiny North American beetle (5 - 7mm) feeds on morning glory leaves. Its brilliant gold color is an optical illusion - the outer cuticle is transparent and reflects light through a layer of liquid overlying the next layer of cuticle. The beetles change color depending on the availability of the liquid layer which they control through microscopic valves under their shell... #Golden_Tortoise_Beetle

The Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) by Douglas Clark, weeklysciencequiz: This tiny North American beetle (5 - 7mm) feeds on morning glory leaves. Its brilliant gold color is an optical illusion - the outer cuticle is transparent and reflects light through a layer of liquid overlying the next layer of cuticle. The beetles change color depending on the availability of the liquid layer which they control through microscopic valves under their shell... #Golden_Tortoise_Beetle

The Beetle Sphere: An Actual 1953 VW Beetle Formed into a Perfect Sphere by Ichwan Noor

The Beetle Sphere: An Actual 1953 VW Beetle Formed into a Perfect Sphere by Ichwan Noor

Rosalia alpina - The Rosalia longicorn is a large longicorn that is distinguished by its distinctive markings. It is in the Beetle family.

Rosalia alpina - The Rosalia longicorn is a large longicorn that is distinguished by its distinctive markings. It is in the Beetle family.

A Grub From Your Nightmares and the Beetle of the Gods: One and the Same | The Featured Creature: Showcasing Unique and Unusual Wildlife

A Grub From Your Nightmares and the Beetle of the Gods: One and the Same | The Featured Creature: Showcasing Unique and Unusual Wildlife

Fireflies: Lampyridae is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a "cold light", with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically-produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale-red, with wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers.

Fireflies: Lampyridae is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a "cold light", with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically-produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale-red, with wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers.

Beetle Earrings in Sterling Silver & Copper; Handmade Insect Jewelry in Oxidized Silver and Etched Copper, Beetle Jewelry, Bug Jewelry

Beetle Earrings in Sterling Silver & Copper; Handmade Insect Jewelry in Oxidized Silver and Etched Copper, Beetle Jewelry, Bug Jewelry

Classic VW - jan-the-1949-beetle-proudly-displayed-in-the-upgraded-volkswagen-autopavilion-1

Classic VW - jan-the-1949-beetle-proudly-displayed-in-the-upgraded-volkswagen-autopavilion-1

Pebble London necklace. Beetle wings went out of style in the early 1900s, but with the recent eco-friendly trend in fashion they seem to have been enjoying a bit of a comeback. They fact that jewel beetles have such short life spans mean that plenty of beetle wings can be obtained without harming the beetles.

Pebble London necklace. Beetle wings went out of style in the early 1900s, but with the recent eco-friendly trend in fashion they seem to have been enjoying a bit of a comeback. They fact that jewel beetles have such short life spans mean that plenty of beetle wings can be obtained without harming the beetles.

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