Tribolium castaneum - Red Flour Beetle

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

Portrait of a red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum.  This species has become an important genetic model in scientific research.

USA, AZ: Tucson, University of Arizona
18.iii.2006. Laboratory colony.

This image is copyrighted by the photographer and cannot be used without permission. To obtain permission to use this image, please email Alex Wild. (alwild (at)  Most of the photographs on are reduced from their original size and compressed for more efficient web transmission.  In some cases, higher quality versions are available.

This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.