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small iridescent green beetle
atlantic coast rainforest
I spotted this on the viewing tower in Caratinga Biological reserve.
Thanks Lauren, my bad. I've updated.
Chrysomelidae is the Family, not subfamily.
Thanks bhargav and Carol.
I think you are right asergio, it's cool to see another spotting of it.
Dan, I think it is the same...
All of the above 'official' suggestions are not found in the same area as my spotting. Please take the time to look at the location of a spotting before suggesting an ID.
Thanks oxyjack, I've updated with the subfamily.
Sorry, that should say Reanna.
Deanna has it right, this is a leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae).
Thanks for the suggestion Cecillia but it doesn't quite match.
Thanks for the suggestions but I don't think it's rose chafer Clifford. It's lacking the distinct v shaped scutellum that makes a rose chafer and this was in Brazil whereas Wiki says rose chafer are in the UK.
Yeah wow, it's a beautiful beetle! Not sure if this will help but it might be one of these or at least in the family.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf_beetle... and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysomelin...
I would say Tansy beetle but I don't think those are found in Brazil. The leaf beetles are found worldwide.
I added another pic to this spotting but I'm still not any closer to an ID.
Yep. It's a beetle (not a jewel bug, anyway). ;)
I'll keep looking.
thanks a lot Patricia
your photos are magnificent!!!
Spotted on Nov 24, 2010
Submitted on Apr 24, 2011
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