These shots of a common milkweed locust were taken above Langebaan, South Africa. Devilishly (the term was on the internet and seems quite appropriate) colored and detailed, the instect is said to use its looks to display a warning of non-culinary attributes, as so many underwater critters do.
Common Milkweed Locust Close Up
February 9, 2013
Fauna, South Africa
Common milkweed locust