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Botany Bay Diamond Weevil (Chrysolopus spectabilis) Discovered during James Cook's first voyage it became the first insect described from Australia. <br /> <br /> About 20mm body length with striking blue/green on black patterns.<br /> Found in a local nature reserve on Acacia verticillata (Prickly Moses).<br /> After checking images elsewhere in Australia it seems the locals have thick socks on. <br /> The colours seemed to change sometimes more green and sometimes blue and under flash...

Botany Bay Diamond Weevil (Chrysolopus spectabilis) - by Mark Ridgway - JungleDragon


Hoplistocerus-prominulosus not a weevil, but interesting

Anoplognathus smaragdinus , blue and red forms

Anoplognathus Smaragdinus , blue and red forms.

Rainbow leaf beetle - found throughout Eurasia

You don’t usually hear about insects being endangered since they’re typically found in huge numbers. However, the Rainbow Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina cerealis) is an extremely rare species of bug that is only found in a few small populations.

Cephalota galatea

Cephalota galatea again, beautiful

I'll have to look this one up.

Honey bee drawing print and color. Bee cartoon print and color. Bee illustration print and color. Insect print and color. Honey bee print and color. Bee Artwork print and color

Another studio stack from this very beautiful weevil:  Cercidocerus albicollis (Olivier) (Curculionidae; ID-credit : Dr. M.L. Chamorro)  Found it in Yangambi (DR Congo, November 2013, ethanol preserved) Based on 84 exposures, assembled in Zerene Stacker (Dmap & Pmax), uncropped.  Canon 5D mkii, Canon MP-E 65mm at 2.1x, ISO-100, f/6.3, 1/2sec, natural diffused light.  Checkout an earlier post of the same specimen in the comments.

I feel like I could design bugs Black and white weevil, Congo by André de Kesel

beetle collection in the Karlsruhe Museum of Natural History, Germany

Photo by !Shot by Scott! The Beatles part 2 I had such a great opportunity today. idotasia let me have access to the "beetle collection" in the Karlsruhe museum of natural history