Beetles are the largest order of insects. Ladybirds/ladybugs, stag beetles, pollen beetles, water beetles, and any member of the Coleoptera order can be entered into this category. From tiny pollen beetles to large long-horned beetles, you can distinguish a beetle by its forewings that are typically modified into hard wing cases (elytra), which cover and protect the hind wings and abdomen.
There are £23,000 worth of prizes to win in the Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020, provided by Luminar, Buglife, Photocrowd, Alter, Fstoppers, CanvasPeople and MPB including a £2,500 (GBP) cash prize for the overall winner.
This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.
To keep photographers anonymous entries are hidden until expert judging has been completed.