Natural History Museum
"The Gold Bug" Chrysina resplendens - Costa Rica and Panama
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0042698906000770 #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
Chalcosoma atlas beetle, Igor Siwanowicz
tiger moth (Baorisa hieroglyphica) attracted to the hostel lights, Mt Kinabalu Natl Park, Borneo by Paul