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Passion fruit bug nymph

Diactor bilineatus


This is the last instar of this bug before its final molt. Although an imature, it already shows the adult bug's astonishingly beautiful shape and color. (

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28 Comments (1–25)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congrats Sergio. Yet another flamboyant Diactator from South America. :-]

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

The funny side, Maria, is that I really got it during carnaval! :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Wow, Sergio - very cool find. It looks like it was dressed for Carnaval. Congratulations on another wonderful spotting!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

ceherzog, AntónioGinjaGinja, KarenL, Sachin Zaveri, James McNair, EnvUnlimited, Desmond.E.S.O, Joshua Asel, sunnyjosef, JillBlack, picklepickleyum, thank you very much for the kind words.

picklepickleyum 8 years ago

oh wow! this is a beautiful bug! You are so lucky to have found this!

JillBlack 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD Sergio

sunnyjosef 8 years ago

Great find!! Congrats Sergio...

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Gorgeous. Nailed it yet again Sergio.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Hey Gerardo, welcome back!!! :-D

Desmond.E.S.O 8 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD Sergio!

James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Congrats Sergio, another well-deserved SOTD. What a beauty!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations Sergio !!

KarenL 8 years ago

Fabulous spot! Congrats my friend!

Awesome Xará ,iam happy, another alien from Brasil:-) congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

ceherzog 8 years ago

Congrats Sergio...the bug is as intricate of the flower from which forms the fruit it is attracted to.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you Yasser, it is always an honor to be choosen for the SOTD. And this time, I must say, it was completely unexpected... Thanks also to all people that commented and favorited this beautiful bug. You are amazing, and PN rocks! :-)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Splendid ! Congratulations Sergio & bug !!

JoshuaGSmith 8 years ago

Big congrats! An excellent find!

armadeus.4 8 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD Sergio!!! Very well deserved! Thank you for sharing :)

Yasser 8 years ago

Sergio, you've earned another out-of-this-world Spotting of the Day with this masterpiece of a bug! Such incredible colors. We can't thank you enough for blowing our minds with the beauty of Brazil's biodiversity on a regular basis. Enjoy the spotlight and congrats again for your published photo in Biosphere!


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you, VivBraznell. Yes, I am very lucky! :-)

VivBraznell 8 years ago

That's amazing Sergio. Lucky you!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

magazhu, jeslowery, KarenSaxton, thank you.

KarenSaxton 8 years ago


jeslowery 8 years ago

Wow! Really beautiful.

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

PR, Brazil

Spotted on Feb 16, 2015
Submitted on Feb 16, 2015

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