Macro bee portraits by Sam Droege.  Used to distinguish and catalog the thousands of bee species in North America.

Macro bee portraits by Sam Droege. Used to distinguish and catalog the thousands of bee species in North America. (Where do those blue bees live?

'Troll-Haired' Insect Discovered In Remote Suriname Rainforest Is Totally Wild (PHOTO)

Bizarre 'Troll-Haired' Insect Is Totally Wild!

This troll-haired insect was found in the Suriname rainforest and is only 5 millimeters long. Its 'hair' are actually waxy secretions that could be a defense mechanism to distract predators.

Dragonfly head by Colin Hutton

Glad these guys aren't any bigger! Iridescent dragonfly head by Colin Hutton Photography Correction: This is a tiger beetle

Armadillo Bug, Boat-Builder, Carpenter or  Cafner, Cheeselog, Cheesy Bug,  Doodlebug, Pill Bug, Roly-poly Bug, Sow Bug, Roll-Bug, Chuggypig or Chucky Pig and Slater (Scotland and New Zealand), "Gramersow (Cornwall),"butcher boy" or Butchy Boy and Wood Bug

Armadillo Bug, aka Pillbug, aka Roly-Poly, aka (don't ask me why) sow bug.

Globe-eyed weevil at 20x - macrophotography by Nikola Rahmé

Globe-eyed weevil (Lignyodes suturatus), at (focus stack), photo: Nikola Rahmé

Metallic Wasp...amazing bug with the emerald green colors often seen in the tiny miracles of the created world, especially among insects. Detail of the feathery looking antenna associated with moths gives a unique photo! -DdO:)

Love the mohawk!amazing bug with the emerald green colors often seen in the tiny miracles of the created world, especially among insects. Detail of the feathery looking antenna associated with moths gives a unique photo!

Incredible photography by JennyDean.  beautiful colors!! it remind me of that caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland!

Cairns birdwing caterpillar - Incredible photography by JennyDean. Love these colors for enameling, colored pencil, etc.

Giant Malaysian Shield Mantis | 10 Surprisingly Stunning Species Of Mantis

Giant Malaysian Shield Mantis

Feather-horn beetle. Quite beautiful!

Feather-horn beetle / Photo by Certified Su / Feather-horn beetle Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Rhipiceridae (feather or fan-horned beetles) Genus: Rhipicera

Thorn treehopper - Umbonia crassicornis

Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Exist Umbonia Spinosa These thorn bugs are related to cicadas, and use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. Their strange appearance still poses many questions to scientists

Forklift | by andre de kesel

Dung beetle (just long) with horns on both cephalon and prothorax (Scarabaeidae;

Spiny Orb Weaver image crediy: Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com)

Spiny Orb Weaver (Gasteracantha arcuata) Now, that's a strange looking thing. How does he get around wit that 'apparatus' on his head ?

Stag Beetle - the metallic body almost makes it look like a manmade mini-robot or jewelry.

Cyclommatus metallifer Boisduval, 1832 (Lucanidae) Indonesia, Sulawesi I.

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