Nature Production / Bombardier Beetle (Pheropsophus jessoensis) protecting itself by ejecting a boiling, noxious chemical spray, Nagasaki, Japan.
Rolf Nussbaumer / Dung Beetle (Scarabaeinae) adult rolling dung ball. Laredo, Webb County, South Texas, USA Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use.
Duncan Murrell / New Zealand giraffe weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis), Lake Waikaremoana, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand giraffe weevil is endemic to New Zealand and is its longest beetle in the world.
Nick Upton / Male Thick-legged flower beetle (Oedemera nobilis), with a Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) pollinium attached to its head, nectaring on Common hogweed flowers (Heracleum sphondylium), Wiltsh...
Krista Schlyer / Seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata) inside the funnel leaf of Pitcher plant, Alabama, USA. May 2014.
Stephen Dalton / Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axiridis) on end of leaf, invasive species. Sussex, England, UK. March.
Stephen Dalton / Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) in flight, invasive species, England, UK. March.
Gabriel Rojo / White-banded tree-frog (Hypsiboas pulchellus) with Ladybird (Coccinellidae) Calden forest, La Pampa, Argentina
Alex Hyde / Long exposure of light trail from bioluminescent click beetle (Pyrophorus sp) walking on ground at night. Danum Valley Sabah, Borneo.
Alex Hyde / Sun Beetle (Pachnoda marginata peregrina) photographed on a white background. Captive, originating from west and central Africa
Alex Hyde / Beetle (Mecynorrhina ugandensis) - blue form. Photographed on a white background. Captive, originating from Uganda.
Alex Hyde / Beetle (Dynastes hyllus) male photographed on a white background. Captive orginating form central America.
Nick Upton / Bloody-nosed beetles (Timarcha tenebricosa) mating on a grass stem in a chalk grassland meadow, Wiltshire, UK, April.
Ingo Arndt / Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornatus) decoration material (fruit and beetle elytra ) collected in order to attract females to his bower, Arfak Mountains, Irian Jaya, New Guinea, Indonesia.
Ingo Arndt / Bark beetle (Scolytinae) galleries in dead spruce tree (Picea abies), Bayerischer Wald / Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany., June.