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10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Found this beetle dead in this position on this flower. Looked like nothing killed it. Maybe died of old age, which could be rare in the insect world considering all the dangers insects face.

Found this beetle dead in this position on this flower. Looked like nothing killed it. Maybe died of old age, which could be rare in the insect world considering all the dangers insects face.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2011
Date Uploaded: 11.2012
Photo Location: Troy, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: PENTAX K-x
Copyright: © David Steele