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Nature Production / Bombardier Beetle (Pheropsophus jessoensis) protecting itself by ejecting a boiling, noxious chemical spray, Nagasaki, Japan.
Alex Hyde / Green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris) close up portrait, Birchover, Derbyshire, UK. April. Focus stacked image.
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.
Steve Downer / Green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestrus) feeding on caterpillar, UK, June.
Pascal Pittorino / Ground beetle (Carabus hispanus) resting on a leaf of Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp), Lozere, Cevennes, Languedoc Roussillon, France, July.
Alex Hyde / Green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris) close up portrait, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May.
MYN / Gil Wizen / Comparison of larva and adult beetle (Epomis circumscriptus), Central Coastal Plain, Israel, April. Focus-stacked. meetyourneighbours.net project
Alex Hyde / Long exposure of light trail from bioluminescent click beetle (Pyrophorus sp) walking on ground at night. Danum Valley Sabah, Borneo.
Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Golden ground beetle (Carabus auratus) Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Golden ground beetle (Carabus auratus) Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION.
Andy Sands / Pair of Bronze ground beetles (Carabus nemoralis) mating. Buckinghamshire, England, UK. May
Roman Willi / Tigerbeetle (Cicindela sp.) eating a potter wasp (Odynerus spinipes), Lucerne, Switzerland, June.