Insects may not make the best pets, and not everyone may love them, but they're still insanely photogenic.
So meet Bruce.
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Photographer Ben Lzicar found the beetle and decided to try his hand at a little macro photography, and the resulting shots are simply stunning.
"Bruce is known as a Fiery Searcher beetle (Calosoma scrutator), they hunt down catterpilars in early spring, I found this guy and decided to take a few pictures of him inside," Lzicar wrote on his Facebook page. "I let him go with half a grape and some bacon, which he really enjoyed."
The use of pesticides has proven problematic for other insects such as bees. The European union recently imposed a temporary ban on a certain class of pesticides in an attempt to save declining populations.
Check out more photos of Bruce, and other insects captured by Lzicar, below.