Pal Hermansen / Rose chafer beetle (Cetonia aurata) taking off from Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) flower. Akershus, Norway. July.
Paul Harcourt Davies / Bee beetle (Trichius fasciatus) usually found on flowers, in this case the Toothed orchid (Neotinea tridentata). Preci, Umbria, Italy, May.
Paul Harcourt Davies / Bee beetle (Trichius fasciatus) usually found on flowers- in this case the Toothed orchid (Neotinea tridentata). Preci, Umbria, Italy, May.
Will Watson / Bee chafer (Trichius fasciatus), ancient deer park, Herefordshire, England, June.
Heather Angel / Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) feeding on Caucasian peony (Paeonia mlokosewitschii) pollen. Surrey, England, UK. May.
Heather Angel / Blossom scarab beetle (Epicometis hirta) feeding on Ficaria flower (Ficaria fascicularis). In snow melt area, Turkey. May.
Heather Angel / Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) feeding on Rock rose (Cistus x hybridus) pollen. Cuts in petals where chafer's legs were inserted to prevent it from falling off. In garden, Surrey, England, UK. June.
Heather Angel / Iridescent rose chafers (Cetonia aurata) feeding on Magnolia (magnolia sp), making the flower less attractive to pollinators. North Greece. July.
Heather Angel / Bee beetle (Trichius fasciatus), a bee mimic, nectaring on Umbel-flowered catchfly (Silene compacta). Picks up pollen on hairy body. Russian Caucasus. June.
Konrad Wothe / Slow motion clip of a European rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) taking off from an Umbellifer flower (Apiaceae) flowers, Germany, June.
Alex Hyde / Sun beetle (Pachnoda marginata peregrina) photographed on a white background. Captive, originating from west and central Africa.
Sue Daly / Rose chafer beetle (Cetonia aurata), Sark, Biritsh Channel Islands
Lorraine Bennery / Beetle (Tropinota sp.) pair mating, Grands Causses Regional Natural Park, France, May.
John Abbott / Green june beetle (Cotinis nitida) in flight Williamson County, Texas, USA Controlled conditions. October
Laurent Geslin / Fruit beetle (Pachnoda) on leaf, with African elephant (Loxonta africana) in distance, Masai Mara, Kenya.
Nick Upton / Great yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea ssp. symphyandra) flowering spikes on Mount Piva plateau (Pivska planina) with Rose chafers (Cetonia aurata) foraging on it, near Trsa, Montenegro, July.
Nick Upton / White-spotted rose beetles (Oxythyrea funesta) mating on Cretan oregano flowers (Origanum onites), Lesbos / Lesvos, Greece, May.