Kim Taylor / Sexton beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides) taking off showing elytra folded upwards along back and phoretic mites gathered on thorax to where they migrate whenever the beetle prepares for flight, digit...
Thomas Marent / Saturniid Moth (Rhodinia fugax) male, Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China
Ingo Arndt / Cup Moth (Acharia nesea) caterpillar, Costa Rica
Piotr Naskrecki / Looper Moth (Geometridae) caterpillar with aposematic coloration, Atewa Range, Ghana
Konrad Wothe / Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas), native to southeast Asia
Chien Lee / Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) male, Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Chien Lee / Saturniid Moth (Loepa megacore), Mount Kinabalu National Park, Borneo, Malaysia
Mitsuhiko Imamori / Suraka Silk Moth (Antherina suraka) portrait, showing back with wings spread displaying shades of pink, Madagascar
Mark Moffett / Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus orbicollis) recycles a dead rat by laying eggs near its body then feeding larvae bits of regurgitated carcass
Mark Moffett / Slug Caterpillar (Setora fletcheri) shows warning coloration and spines loaded with toxins that erect when the animal is disturbed, Tam Dao National Park, Vietnam
Chris Mattison / Black carrion beetle (Necrodes littoralis) on white background Catbrook, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, June. Focus-stacked image.
Chris Mattison / Black burying beetle (Nicrophorus humator) on white background Catbrook, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, May.
Chris Mattison / Sexton beetle (Nicrophorus investigator) on a dead mouse. Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Scotland, UK, August. (The mites that can be seen are using the beetle to carry them to food; they do not parasitise...