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A macro image of the back of a beetle. Chrysolina americana also known as a Rosemary Beetle. The rosemary beetle devours the leaves of rosemary, lavender, thyme, sage and some other related plants. It is 8mm long.

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from The Telegraph

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Photographer Tony Flashman spotted the common blue damselfly's piercing eyes as he crawled around meadows at Fordwich Lakes, near Canterbury, Kent. Tony, from Deal, Kent, said: "This little fly thought it was being clever by hiding behind the grass in a game of hide and seek but he didn't do a very good job. I could see his eyes peeking out from either side and its legs wrapped around the grass."

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from BBC News

Grass-feeding butterflies 'thrived' in 2012 washout summer

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