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Image Gallery: Shimmering Metallic Beetles

Pretty as a Bead

Rainbow Jewel Beetle

(Image credit: Professional Pest Control Products)

This unique jewel beetle species is called Temognatha alternata and is native to Queensland, Australia. It flaunts stripes of yellow, navy blue, red and aquamarine. The one above is hiding its antennae close to its body.

Sparkly Pair

green and brown jewel beetles

(Image credit: Svatopluk Bílý and Oto Nakládal)

Two newly-discovered jewel beetle species, the Philanthaxia jakli (left) and Philanthaxia chalcogenoides (right). The gleaming bugs were found in southeastern Asia in July.