Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Cactus Bugs

This is one of my favorite shots from Bug Shot 2012:

Opuntia bugs

Opuntia bugs

Someone had brought in a prickly pear cactus paddle with a bunch of these bugs on them and I thought they were quite beautiful.  This species (Chelinidea vittiger, the cactus coreid or opuntia bug) is a pest of prickly pear, but it sure is pretty!

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