Natural History Museum


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


awesome beetle!

jewel beetle

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

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.


Metallic purple beetle


Metallic Beetle - Natural History Museum

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

iridescent | mother-of-pearl | gleaming | shimmering | metallic rainbow | shine | anodized | holographic | oil slick | peacock | iridescence |

goliathus cacicus #insects

Rosenbergia straussii

Chalcosoma atlas beetle, Igor Siwanowicz



tiger moth (Baorisa hieroglyphica) attracted to the hostel lights, Mt Kinabalu Natl Park, Borneo by Paul