World’s Most Attractive and Most Colorful Metallic Beetles

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Most insects are considered pests but unknown too many, some insects can be beautiful and attractive also.

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Striped Love Beetle (Eudicella gralli)

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Striped Love Beetle or Flamboyant Flower Beetle is a brightly colored scarab beetle with shells that refract light

and give a rainbow tint on its carapace. This beautiful beetle can be found in Africa.

Jewel Beetle (Temognatha attenuate)

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This is not a painting, it’s a real beetle. This lovely beetle called Jewel Beetle with glossy colors can be found in

Australia. It is a highly prize species by insect collectors. It is also known as Metallic Wood-boring Beetle.

Tamamushi (Chrysochroa fulgidissima)

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The captivating and brightly colored Tamamushi is endemic to Japan and is typically found in woods or forests

during summer. This beetle can grow up to 41 mm in length.

Buprestis Octogatta

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This colorful and spotted beetle is from Germany. It is another beautiful and colorful species of jewel beetle.

Scarlet Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii)

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The Scarlet Lily Beetle is a beautiful beetle but considered as a pest in most temperate climates. It is also called

Red Lily Beetle or Leaf Lily Beetle. The name was derived from the fact that this insect eats the leaves, stem,

buds and flower of lilies.

Golden Ground Beetle (Carabus auratus)

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The Golden Ground Beetle is a flightless beetle that is native to central and western parts of Europe. I usually

prey on worms as shown on the above photo. It also feeds on snails and insects that’s why it is welcome to

farmers and gardeners because it feeds on pests such as the Colorado Potato Beetle.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)

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The attractive Six-spotted Tiger Beetle with ferocious appearance of North American is commonly found in

deciduous forests. It is easily recognizable by its large, white, overlapping mandibles. This species has a total life

span of just less than 5 years.

Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela campestris)

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The pretty Green Tiger Beetle is a widespread Eurasian species of tiger beetle with several subspecies.

Cryptocephalus vittatus

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This brightly colored insect is a leaf beetle belonging to the group of case-bearing leaf beetles called the

Camptosomata.

Chrysolina fastuosa

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This metallic and colorful beetle is another leaf beetle that can be found worldwide. The most well-known member

is the notorious Colorado Potato Beetle.

Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)

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The bright yellow orange Colorado Potato Beetle is a pest of potato crops that grows up to 10 mm long. It is also

known as the Colorado Beetle, Ten-striped Spearman, Ten-lined Potato Beetle and Potato Bug. It can easily be

confused with its close cousin and look-alike, the False Potato Beetle.

False Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa juncta)

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The False Potato Beetle is the look-a-like of Colorado Potato Beetle found in the southern regions of the US. It is

also commonly called Horsenettle Beetle.

Striped Cucumber Beetle (Acalymma vittatum)

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Another brightly colored beetle is the Cucumber Beetle which is commonly found on the leaves and flowers of

cucurbits, hence the name. Striped Cucumber Beetles are not considered beneficial insects. They are considered

serious pest and sucking invaders which harm crops and ornamental plants.

Fiddler Beetle (Eupoecila australasiae)

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The colorful yellow and black Fiddler Beetle or Rose Chafer of Australia is a strong flyer. It spends much of the

time searching for nectar and plant exudates. Its common name is derived from its patterned body, reminiscent of

a violin. It usually thrives in heathland and eucalypt woodland, as well as suburban parks and gardens.

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