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iridescent navy blue insect, curled up in first photo, walking normally in second
This insect was really easy to see at times. When it walked through a sunny spot on the ground the sun would make it shine brightly. That's how I spotted it. When I picked it up though it went into a sort of defence mode. It would either play dead or curl up on itself. Very cool insect. I spotted at least half a dozen of these over the course of 2 weeks in the Amazon.