Beetles

Challenge #47 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, let us see photos of beetles, (Order Coleoptera), showing off their beauty and colours. The beetles must be outside in their natural environment, on leaves, flowers, trees, just doing what comes naturally to them, not inside under studio lights. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Refer to http://bugguide.net/node/view/60/bgpage for more information on beetles. (Bugs, order Hemiptera, will have their own challenge later.) No spiders, bees, flies, small cars etc. Size: MAXIMUM 1,600px on LONGER SIDE.
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long horn beetle
Jewel Beetle
Polished beauty
beetle on start
Bullet Beetle
Oil beetle
Ground Beetle (Carabidae sp.)
YUMMY!!!
Six spotted Tiger Beetle
Beatlemania
Striped Cucumber Beetle
Orange Blister Bettle
Beetle
Milkweed Beetle Portrait
black beetle
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Clerid Beetle
Plague Soldier Beetles
Round and Round and Round
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