This little insect seemed quite fashion-conscious, hanging out on dahlia petals that brought out the best in the little bug’s fancy carapace colors and markings. I originally misidentified this as a beetle, but it is actually a harlequin bug (thanks for the ID, Lee Jones.) (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/6.3, 1/125 sec., ISO 400, bright overcast, handheld)
RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (May 2014)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (November 2012)
Top 10 in “The Beetles” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro group (June 2014)
Top 10 in “Beetle Mania” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro group (July 2013)
Featured in Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro (18 November 2012)
Featured in Closeups in Nature (16 November 2012)
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