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Bark Leaf Beetle


Spotting #700 ! A type of tiny beetles that live in cracks on tree barks. Possibly a Tetraphyllus beetle. It is exoskeleton is very reflective, acting like a natural mirror. You can even see the reflection of my face and camera in there! 5mm in length.

<img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lEqAR9fS29Q/V2Q97gTJPFI/AAAAAAAABos/o-19kMncSv8CsvKb-wmd1Rl9N5ibwIaDQCLcB/s1600/SOTD.jpg" />


Found when peeling off a tree bark from up the Canopy Bridge in Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.


>>>Map accuracy: 1000m diameter. I challenge you all out there to get your faces reflected on an organism. Other posts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/38603112...

1 species ID suggestions

darkling beetle
Artactes sp. (probably)

29 Comments (1–25)

NickKing 2 years ago

Such a cool photo, keep it up!

BethDuda 4 years ago

cool beetle :)

ChunXingWong 4 years ago

Thank you guys. Really loved your wonderful comments.

Fantastic spotting and picture!! I can see your face reflection, ChunXingWong... Very cool!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

Cool spotting - pretty unique to have a self-portrait on a beetle! Congratulations!

Right! I can see Chun's reflection. Congratulations on this SOTD Ranger Chun!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago


Gorgeous capture Chun,great series,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

ChunXingWong 4 years ago

Dearest friends, thank you very much for the praises and greetings.

gorgeous.. <3 <3

NuwanChathuranga 4 years ago

Congratulations Chun!

Alex Salcedo
Alex Salcedo 4 years ago


Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

...And Congrats on #700!

Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD! The bug is acting like a mirror.

ChunXingWong 4 years ago

Man, what a great surprise I've got when I logged in today!
I really did not expect this to be a SOTD.
Thank you Yasser. Thank you all for your comments and likes.

CalebSteindel 4 years ago

double congrats! just hit 700 a few weeks ago, too. Man, that reflection!

Congratulations Chun!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago

Awesome! Congratulations Chun.

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Chun!

AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Chun!

armadeus.4 4 years ago

Incredible! Congratulations on your SOTD! Thank you for sharing :)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 4 years ago

I see you! Awesome! Congratulations!

Tiz 4 years ago

Congratulations, and you found a wonderful lilltle creature :)

Best ones

sunnyjosef 4 years ago


JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

This is very well done aesthetically!

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.40, Long: 117.89

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Feb 24, 2015

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