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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. (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/129...)
Spotted on Feb 16, 2015
Submitted on Feb 16, 2015
and 51 other people favorited this spotting
28 Comments (1–25)
Congrats Sergio. Yet another flamboyant Diactator from South America. :-]
The funny side, Maria, is that I really got it during carnaval! :-)
Wow, Sergio - very cool find. It looks like it was dressed for Carnaval. Congratulations on another wonderful spotting!
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.
oh wow! this is a beautiful bug! You are so lucky to have found this!
Congratulations on SOTD Sergio
Great find!! Congrats Sergio...
Gorgeous. Nailed it yet again Sergio.
Hey Gerardo, welcome back!!! :-D
Congrats on the SOTD Sergio!
Congrats Sergio, another well-deserved SOTD. What a beauty!
Congratulations Sergio !!
Fabulous spot! Congrats my friend!
Awesome Xará ,iam happy, another alien from Brasil:-) congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing
Congrats Sergio...the bug is as intricate of the flower from which forms the fruit it is attracted to.
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! :-)
Splendid ! Congratulations Sergio & bug !!
Big congrats! An excellent find!
Congratulations on your SOTD Sergio!!! Very well deserved! Thank you for sharing :)
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!
Thank you, VivBraznell. Yes, I am very lucky! :-)
That's amazing Sergio. Lucky you!
magazhu, jeslowery, KarenSaxton, thank you.
Wow! Really beautiful.