Chrysina beyeri - Beyer's Scarab
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

The bright colors of this Chrysina beetle stand out against a white sheet of paper, but in this animal's preferred habitat of an oak tree canopy, the green color serves as camouflage.

USA AZ Cochise Co.: Huachuca Mts, Miller Canyon. 1810m.  31º24.7´N 110º16.8´W  Riparian forest, collected at blacklight.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro USM lens.