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Insect macro photo from USGS Bee Inventory on Flickr

Gratiana pallidula — Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Anne Arundel County, MD - Very Queen like from this underside shot. Identified as Gratiana pallidula, Eggplant Tortoise Beetle by Treegoat. Living specimens are a nice hospital green.

Incredible macro photos of insects

The USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab has uploaded hundreds of macro images of insects to Flickr as part of their mandate to survey America's bee species. The benefit is we get to see some up-close images of bugs and other wildlife in some stunning photographs.