Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Insects, Spiders & Other Category) - Family - Scarabaeidae - Scarabs & Chafers

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 7th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of SCARAB & CHAFER BEETLES.

If you like Beetles and enjoy taking images of them then why not join our group BEETLEMANIA, we currently have a voucher challenge running.

Interesting Facts

> Around 35,000 species are placed in this superfamily and some 200 new species are described each year.

> Beetles are of the insect order called Coleoptera, meaning ‘Sheath Wings’.

> The earliest known beetle fossils date to the Permian period (291.5-253 million years ago).

> They have the largest ‘Order’ within the animal kingdom with around 370,000 known recorded species throughout the world.

> There tough forewings are known as elytra.

> Adult beetles all have biting jaws.

This family includes:

Dor Beetle
False stag Beetle
Dung Beetle
Bee Beetle
Enigmatic Beetle
Scavenging Beetle
Stag Beetle
Sand-loving Beetle
Bess Beetle
Rain Beetle
Scarab Beetle
Hide Beetle
Rose Chafer
Summer Chafer
Garden Chafer
Minotaur Beetle

Some information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Japanese Beetles mating by Kane Slater


The Top Ten

True Love by Yannik Hay

True Love by Yannik Hay was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • Love Bugs. by William Brennan
  • Smile for the Camera!! by Michaela1991
  • Jewel beetle  by robmac
  • Pink Rose  by katpartridge

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