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Golden Target beetle

Ischnocodia annulus

Notes:

Look-alike species: Target tortoise beetle (Microctenochira circinata) https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforest...

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8 Comments

SG in CR
SG in CR 5 years ago

Thanks Dilan.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Great shot!!

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

Wow!

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
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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