4 Bugs that Need Love

a red and black beetle with a red heart emoji over its body.
Male Valley elderberry longhorn beetle. Credit: USFWS (modified image)

1. Delta green ground beetle

a green iridescent beetle on the ground
The Delta green ground beetle is approximately ¼ inch long. Credit: USFWS

2. Casey’s June beetle

a white beetle that’s tagged with the number 18 on a biologist’s hand
On peak emergence evenings, males (like the one pictured here), can be seen flying low over their desert wash habitat, looking somewhat like snow flurries. Each beetle is marked with a unique number and color combination when we process them in the field. Credit: Joanna Gilkeson/USFWS

3. Valley elderberry longhorn beetle

a mostly black beetle with red outline on an elderberry leaf
Female Valley elderberry longhorn beetle on elderberry shrub. Credit: Brian Hansen/USFWS

4. Ohlone tiger beetle

a vibrant emerald green beetle on the ground
Adult Ohlone tiger beetles have a striking iridescent green color. Their larvae are also predatory, with strong jaws and a hook-like appendage that anchors them inside their burrows. Photo courtesy of Alex Jones/University of California, Santa Cruz

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