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Passion fruit bug nymph

Diactor bilineatus

Description:

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...)

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28 Comments (1–25)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

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

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

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

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

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

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 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
picklepickleyum 6 years ago

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

JillBlack
JillBlack 6 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD Sergio

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Great find!! Congrats Sergio...

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Gorgeous. Nailed it yet again Sergio.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Hey Gerardo, welcome back!!! :-D

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD Sergio!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

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

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Congratulations Sergio !!

KarenL
KarenL 6 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
ceherzog 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

Splendid ! Congratulations Sergio & bug !!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Big congrats! An excellent find!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

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

Yasser
Yasser 6 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!

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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

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

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 6 years ago

That's amazing Sergio. Lucky you!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

magazhu, jeslowery, KarenSaxton, thank you.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 6 years ago

wow

jeslowery
jeslowery 6 years ago

Wow! Really beautiful.

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

PR, Brazil

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

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