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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 8 years ago

you have a lovely spotting collection, sergio

rams4d 8 years ago

Nice shot !!!

JillBlack 9 years ago

Fantastic photo and congratulations on SOTD Asergio

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

KarenL 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago

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

folicallychalled 9 years ago

Amazing capture. A difficult and rare shot.


Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Congratulations Sergio! Fantastic shot :)

damn b!

Congratulations on the SotD Asergio !

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 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 9 years ago

Congratulations again Sergio

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow fantastic Congratulations !

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Congratulations and a happy new year. :)

namitha 9 years ago

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

Great!!....happy new year

AdamBT 9 years ago

Fantastic - Happy New Year!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Sergio!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Awesome! Congrats and Happy New Year Sergio!

Arun 9 years ago

Nice capture !! congratulations Sergi :)

Atul 9 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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