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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
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.
Nigel Cattlin / Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) larvae still with a raft of empty egg cases, June Berkshire, England, UK.
Adrian Davies / Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) male silhouetted against leaf, controlled conditions.
Solvin Zankl / Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) silhouetted against oak tree leaf. Elbe, Germany, June.
Pascal Pittorino / Ground beetle (Carabus hispanus) resting on a leaf of Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp), Lozere, Cevennes, Languedoc Roussillon, France, July.
Alex Hyde / Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula) female with huge abdomen swollen with eggs. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May.
Stephen Dalton / Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axiridis) on end of leaf, invasive species. Sussex, England, UK. March.
Nick Upton / Bloody-nosed beetles (Timarcha tenebricosa) mating on a grass stem in a chalk grassland meadow, Wiltshire, UK, April.
Nature Production / Japanese firefly (Luciola cruciata) on leaf at night, with light trails of hundreds of other fireflies in flight in the background, Japan
Juan Carlos Munoz / Rhinoceros beetle (Chalcosoma moellenkampi) climbing up tree trunk, Danum Valley Reserve, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia