While on a bushwalk, I almost stepped on this iridescent jewel beetle.
The colours and pattern is truly amazing.
I believe it to be the Ground Shield Bug, also known as the Red Jewel Bug (Choerocoris paganus).
Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Dedicated to all those who don’t step on beetles and bugs in the bush….
Canon G12, as is.
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The World As We See It – Mar 2012
Breathtaking Wild Animals – Mar 2012
Tell It Like It Is – Mar 2012
Gems – Mar 2012
Islands, Islands, islands – Mar 2012
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