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brains-and-bodies:

From Go ahead, BUG me



Dynastes hercules PUPA! Not everyday you see something like this! 



Photo by C.Nahaboo via Flickr.https://www.flickr.com/photos/insectopolis/12790870735/You can view more of his photos here:https://www.flickr.com/photos/insectopolis/


For those interested, this is what the adult form looks like:

brains-and-bodies:

From Go ahead, BUG me

Dynastes hercules PUPA! Not everyday you see something like this! 

Photo by C.Nahaboo via Flickr.https://www.flickr.com/photos/insectopolis/12790870735/

You can view more of his photos here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/insectopolis/
For those interested, this is what the adult form looks like:
animalworld:

FLOWER BEETLE or FLOWER CHAFERStephanorrhina guttata©Elwood
Stephanorrhina guttata is small at only 20 mm in length, but has brilliant metallic coloration.  S. guttata is yet another species of the multitude of cetoniine scarabs that live in the African tropics.  Often referred to as the “Flower beetles”, cetoniines derive their common name from the fact that many species frequent flowers, where they feed upon nectar and pollen.  Many plants in the tropics are assisted in the pollination process by these beetles.
Source: http://www.naturalworlds.org/scarabaeidae/species/Stephanorrhina_guttata.htm
Other posts:
Iran Coleptera
Oak Jewel Beetle
Mating Festive Tiger Beetles

animalworld:

FLOWER BEETLE or FLOWER CHAFER
Stephanorrhina guttata
©Elwood

Stephanorrhina guttata is small at only 20 mm in length, but has brilliant metallic coloration.  S. guttata is yet another species of the multitude of cetoniine scarabs that live in the African tropics.  Often referred to as the “Flower beetles”, cetoniines derive their common name from the fact that many species frequent flowers, where they feed upon nectar and pollen.  Many plants in the tropics are assisted in the pollination process by these beetles.

Source: http://www.naturalworlds.org/scarabaeidae/species/Stephanorrhina_guttata.htm

Other posts:

Iran Coleptera

Oak Jewel Beetle

Mating Festive Tiger Beetles

lonelyetntomologist:

Euchraea historonica. by steven_and_haley_bach on Flickr.
lonelyetntomologist:

It’s Not Easy Being Green by MykReeve on Flickr.
lonelyetntomologist:

Giant Dung Beetle (Heliocopris andersoni) big male by berniedup on Flickr.
lonelyetntomologist:

The green gorgeous chafer by Nikola Rahme on Flickr.

venomthroughtheveins:

Eudicella schultzeorum

ftcreature:

The Featured Creature: Rainbow Milkweed Locust: A Real Toxic Beauty

Toxic and rainbows aren’t two words you normally associate with one another… unless you’re listening to Britney Spears and eating Lucky Charms. Then maybe.

However, today you can relate them easily when you take a gander at the breathtaking Rainbow Milkweed Locust.

Link: http://bit.ly/1sdmURz

Photos: u/Talltom (from Reddit)Sylvain PhilipGonçalo M. RosaLaszlo BolgarVictoria RivasDrMSandrineGonçalo M. Rosa

aedeagus:

jus checkin the time
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gotta get ready for beetle work

aedeagus:

jus checkin the time

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gotta get ready for beetle work