Habitat. It’s the key to the survival of our planet. One species isn’t enough: everything depends upon everything else in a complex web of interconnections.
Here’s a Reed Beetle; on reeds, obviously:
They are the most incredible jewel-like beetles. In fact they are so much more jewel-like than jewels I think that jewels should be referred to as beetle-like in future.
There’s a pair mating. They are probably a species of Donacia.
This one has just landed and is folding its wings back under its stippled bronze wing covers:
And this one is showing its profile.
Reed Beetles: natural jewels.