Natural History Museum

"The Gold Bug" Chrysina resplendens - Costa Rica and Panama


jewel beetle

Stag beetle . Chiasognathus granti . Chile . During the breeding season, the male stag beetles use their magnificent mandibles as a warning signal to other males, raising them in a defensive and aggressive posture to ward off a contender. vma.



Golden Scarab Beetle (Chrysina resplendens) by thebefuddledloris: Light reflected from the beetle is circularly polarized (left handed) due to the underlying structure of its chitinous cuticle. #Golden_Scarab_Beetle

awesome beetle!

I love this beetle print!

Metallic purple beetle by Ursula Skjonnemand, via Flickr

(Phanaeus vindex)

A beautiful insect...Rosenbergia straussii... a magnificent design

Goliathus Cacicus

turquoise beetle

This might be the most glorious insect we've ever seen. Straight out of Brazil, meet the imperial tortoise beetle!

Love beetles!

The Picasso Bug : The incredible insect looks like its been hand-painted by an artist.

Black and white weevil (frontal)

ummmm...yes please...alligator or snake..decisions...!!!