A female bloody-nosed beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) was photographed in a light box to reveal all the nuances of its dominant black color. It's one of the many images in Philippe Martin's book "Hyper Nature."
A crowned orb weaver (Araneus diadematus)
Phymateus saxosus madagascariensis, perhaps the most beautiful cricket in the world, is limited to medium-altitude regions of Madagascar.
A male European rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis)
A small female fly (Phaonia valida)
Pygora lenocinia is a small, multicolored beetle with iridescent metallic reflections.
The male stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) is the largest beetle in Europe.
A male demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx virgo)
A dragonfly (Thermorthemis madagascariensis) is ready to take off in search of prey.
A golden-ringed dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii)
A great tropical praying mantis (Tisma freyi)
A tiny spider on the right crashes this image of a large June bug that's common in Madagascar.
A young great peacock moth caterpillar (Saturnia pyri)
A female mammoth wasp (Megascolia maculata)
This net-winged amber-colored owlfly, of the genus Libelloides (Ascalaphinae), flies over grass in search of prey.
A small midge (Anthomyia pluvialis) is trapped in a sundew.
A male Escher's blue butterfly (Polyommatus escheri) drinks from wet mud at the edge of a pond.