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Metalic blue tortoise beetle

Stolas chalybaea


To all my friends in PN, I hope your new year take off just like this beetle! And that all of you fly in a clear blue sky in 2013! :-)

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39 Comments (1–25)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

you have a lovely spotting collection, sergio

rams4d 9 years ago

Nice shot !!!

JillBlack 10 years ago

Fantastic photo and congratulations on SOTD Asergio

Braulio Rivas Tapia
Braulio Rivas Tapia 10 years ago

Is he going to fly?
In that case, U should put it on the mission: Global flight!

KarenL 10 years ago

Sergio, you embody what this community is all about - a curiosity & passion for wildlife, & a desire to share that love & & inspire those around you! You have kept us all enthralled by the amazing creatures you have captured, as well as keeping us entertained with your great humor! I can't wait to see what you share next! :-)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Aaron, what I like more in this kind of photo is that it allows us to see the animal's inside without having to kill them...
Patty, I think that actually it was trying to get rid of me... :-)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

My friends - better saying, brothers - at PN: since I came to PN, a year and a half ago, my main goal was to allow you to feel the same amazement that I feel when I find the incredible critters that there are in my neighborhood. Its been a wonderful ride, fueled by the extraordinary support and encouragement that I always got from you. Thank you very much for your kind comments and for liking this and my other spottings. I am proud of getting another SOTD, but I am much prouder of being part of this unique community. And keep your eyes open, I guess that there are still some more wonders hidden in the bushes... See ya.

patty 10 years ago

maybe its trying to get rid of the mites in some way, no?

folicallychalled 10 years ago

Amazing capture. A difficult and rare shot.


Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Congratulations Sergio! Fantastic shot :)

damn b!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations on the SotD Asergio !

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

Good job Sergio!, your frist SOTD of the year

Wow,great capture Xará,awesome photo,great begining of 2013,i'am happy :-) congrats and thanks for sharing

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Congratulations again Sergio

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Wow fantastic Congratulations !

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Congratulations and a happy new year. :)

namitha 10 years ago

Congratulations Sergio, I was pretty sure this would be selected as the SOTD.

Great!!....happy new year

AdamBT 10 years ago

Fantastic - Happy New Year!

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Congratulations Sergio!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Awesome! Congrats and Happy New Year Sergio!

Arun 10 years ago

Nice capture !! congratulations Sergi :)

Atul 10 years ago

congratulations Sergi !! wish you a happy new year too !!!

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Prudentópolis, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 1, 2013
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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