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  Scarab Beetle at home in Arad, Israel
by Martin_S.

Found this colorful little fellow (about the size of my thumbnail) in our garden and just could not resist taking his photo. They are not usually found in our area, hope he did not get blown off course by one of our desert storms. This photo does not, and possibly cannot, do justice to the brightness of the colors found on this beetle, the word irridescent comes to mind as well as "shocking"...this guy does NOT go in for "protective coloration" and stands out like the proverbial sore thumb. After he was done with his photo shoot, took him back outdoors and released him (or would it be a her??).

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  • Updated Jul 28, 2008
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