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.
Kim Taylor / Male Cockchafer beetle (Melolontha melolontha) unfolding its wings before taking off to fly away, Surrey, UK, May.
Solvin Zankl / Female Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) boring into oak tree acorn to lay eggs, Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley Reserve, Germany, September.
Edwin Giesbers / RF - Cockchafer beetle (Melolontha melolontha). France. May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Edwin Giesbers / Common red soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) pair mating amongst flowers. The Netherlands. July.
Edwin Giesbers / Firefly (Lamprohiza splendidula) light trails in woodland at night, multiple exposure. The Netherlands. June.
Juergen Freund / Firefly (Lampyridae) trails on beach at night, Palm tree silhouetted against milky way. Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia. 2016.
Nick Upton / Seven-spot ladybird (Coccinnella septempunctata) just emerged from hibernation, sunning on a Honeysuckle leaf with buildings in the background, Wiltshire garden, UK, April.
Andy Sands / Acorn Weevil (Curculio glandium) portrait on an Oak leaf, Hertofrdshire, England, UK, April. Focus Stacked
Jan Hamrsky / Great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) and Dragonfly nymph (Aeshnidae), Europe, August, controlled conditions
Jan Hamrsky / Great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) male, Europe, August, controlled conditions
Jan Hamrsky / Crawling water beetle (Berosus signaticollis), Europe, May, controlled conditions
Konrad Wothe / Firefly (Lamprohiza splendidula) light trails of males in forest, Bavaria, Germany. July.
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...
Nigel Cattlin / Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) larvae still with a raft of empty egg cases, June Berkshire, England, UK.
Jiri Lochman / Wongai Ningaui (Ningaui ridei) catching beetle, Goongarrie NP, at the western egde of Great Victoria Desert, Western Australia.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Beetle, (Rhagonycha fulva), feeding on oxeye daisy flower, Scotland, UK, July.
Nick Upton / Forest caterpillar hunter (Calosoma sycophanta) feeding on a Gypsy moth caterpillar (Lymantria dispar) it has killed in a Holm oak tree, Bacu Goloritze ravine, Baunei, Sardinia, Italy, May.