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Metallic Dung Beetle (Phanaeus vindex) Cape Giradardeau, Missouri | This beetle is metallic green with a purple thorax and a gold head. Most metallic beetles are green, but they come in all different colors including gold, silver, blue, red, and purple. Some of these beetles are very expensive.

Metallic Dung Beetle (Phanaeus vindex) Cape Giradardeau, Missouri | This beetle is metallic green with a purple thorax and a gold head. Most metallic beetles are green, but they come in all different colors including gold, silver, blue, red, and purple. Some of these beetles are very expensive.

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Evolution, complexity, and human mating systems. By Lisa Wade, PhD Story :The Dung Beetle A story on Quirks and Quarks discussed the mating strategies of the dung beetle.

Metallic dung beetle (Oxysternon conspicillatum) Bugs have the coolest colors and markings!

ID in process, common species Bigal River Forest Reserve, Ecuador

Delta Flower Beetle - Trigonopeltastes delta

Delta Flower Beetle - Trigonopeltastes delta Also referred to as D Beetle due to the triangular pattern on the pronotum, which resembles the Greek letter, Delta (∆), Trigonopeltastes delta (Coleoptera.

Golden Leaf Beetle (Podontia lutea) by John Horstman. He has many great shots on his photostream. So worth checking out.

Lace Bug, MD, PG County_2013-08-20-16.56.18 ZS PMax

Beautiful in detail this lace bug of unknown species is only 3 mm long, found in a weedy field in Beltsville, Maryland

Feather horned Longicorn

metallic body , metallic antenna - it's wearing Alexander Calder earrings, really.

Theridion grallator, also known as the happy face spider, is a spider in the family Theridiidae. Its Hawaiian name is nananana makakiʻi. The specific epithet grallator is Latin for "stilt walker", a reference to the species' long, spindly legs. Wikipedia Scientific name: Theridion grallator Rank: Species

Theridion grallator, or "Happy Face Spider" (known to Hawaiians as the face-patterned spider - Nananana makaki'i) is found in the rainforests of Hawaiian islands, gets just a few millimeters big, and said to be harmless to humans.

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