Rare purple beetle from the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador

EcuadorMegadiversoPublished: January 3, 2018Updated: January 4, 20181,761 views
Published: January 3, 2018Updated: January 4, 2018

This cute little beetle is about 6 mm in length and probably belongs to the genus Chlamisus in the leaf beetle family Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae. Purple is a rare occurring color in nature.
This is an example of the enormous richness and beauty of tropical nature. There are millions of different insect species on earth, but most of them remain to be discovered.

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