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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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/50604576@N05/5204289051/# #Gorse_Shield_ Beetle #Insects #Davide_Rodilosso

Graphosoma lineatum by orestART: Also known as the Italian Striped-Bug (It really does have stripes on its back!) or the Minstrel Bug, this is a species of shield bug commonly found in Europe, North Africa and the Near East. #Shield_Bug

Red Spotted Rockskipper, a.k.a. Blue-dashed Rockskipper (Blenniella periophtalmus). "This small blenny is only about 3 cm long, and has found himself a home in a hole under encrusting corals. Picture taken in Kume Jima, a small island close to Okinawa, Japan, 3 meters deep, on top of a very lively reef." #fish #colorful #animal #white #red #color #nature #sea #ocean #marine #life #photography

Damselfly by Murray Clarke: Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damselfly #Insects #Damselfly...I'm watching you :)

Prachtkäfer - Jewel beetle .... Buprestidae is a family of beetles, known as jewel beetles or metallic wood-boring beetles because of their glossy iridescent colors. The family is among the largest of the beetles, with some 15,000 species known in 450 genera. In addition, almost 100 fossil species have been described