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...
Nigel Cattlin / Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) larvae still with a raft of empty egg cases, June Berkshire, England, UK.
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.