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Golden Target beetle

Ischnocodia annulus


Look-alike species: Target tortoise beetle (Microctenochira circinata)

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SG in CR
SG in CR 5 years ago

Thanks Dilan.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Great shot!!

dotun55 6 years ago


SG in CR
SG in CR 6 years ago

Thanks Stephanie,
I've tried my hand at these guys a few times and yes, your right it's hard to get the lighting right. This is my best result so far, but I wish I had a little more depth of field to get the top of the shell in focus as well.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 6 years ago

This is a fantastic photo! I know this type of beetle is not easy to photograph!

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 6 years ago

I've seen these beetles in flight.

SG in CR
SG in CR 6 years ago

I'm guessing it's transparent because of a lack of pigment, which would be handy for when the beetle is hiding behind it's shell it can still see through it to see if the threat has passed.

JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Wow! I wonder what makes it so see-through.

SG in CR
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SG in CR

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 9, 2014
Submitted on Jul 15, 2014

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