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Unknown spotting


A small scale insect (diameter around 5mm), with a very distinctive look. Last photo shows an individual parasitised by what seems to be a wasp larva.


A preserved area within Atlantic Forest.


After three years, I am still looking for an ID for this gorgeous insect. Even specialists aren't sure about it. I was requested to collect them for research, but I don't like the idea of killing critters to study them...

No species ID suggestions


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro a month ago

You're welcome, Tukup.

Tukup a month ago

Cool. Weird. Thanks Sergio.

SC, Brazil

Lat: -26.43, Long: -49.23

Spotted on Jan 1, 2016
Submitted on Mar 19, 2019

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