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.
The 'Beetles' category is sponsored by Gitzo, who are giving the overall winner of the Luminar Bug Photography Awards a Gitzo Traveler Kit Series 0, 4 Sections tripod/head kit worth €754 (EUR). Click on the prizes tab to view all of the great prizes on offer in the awards.
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.