On green a Cardinal Beetle naturally looks especially good.

Cardinal Beetle

The Cardinal Beetle (Pyrochroa coccinea) is a brightly-coloured red or orange beetle. It is approximately 20 mm long. It has a black face.

The Cardinal Beetle preys on other insects and is normally found on flowers at the edges of woodland.

The Cardinal Beetle is a strong flier. It is bright red; in that way it warns predators that it is toxic.

People often mistake the smaller Scarlet Lily Beetle, Lilioceris lilii, for a Cardinal Beetle.

Pyrochroa serraticornis, which is very similar to P. coccinea except it has a red head instead of a black one, is also referred to as a Cardinal Beetle.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_beetle - 04.10.2010

Cardinal Beetle

The 2-dimensional red makes a nice contrast by the deep black lines and feelers.

ContactDEǀEN
brilliant creation - nature pictures and articles
more options
full screenclose full screen
Would you like to share some excellent nature pictures in high resolution?
Do you have suggestions or questions reffering to creation?
Please, contact us: info[]brilliant-creation.org - Internet: www.brilliant-creation.org

Please, keep in mind, that most of the nature fotos on brilliant-creation.org are protected by copyright and therefore may not be used elsewhere without written permission respectively appropriate picture credits.
Show additional information about the image's subjectHide additional information about the image's subject