Dazzling golden target tortoise beetle from Ecuador

EcuadorMegadiverso Published July 3, 2018 2,299 Plays

Rumble / Wild WildlifeTortoise beetles owe their name to the carapace under which they can find shelter like a tortoise, with the difference that their carapace can open for flight. This species (Charidotis venusta) with a golden ring that looks like a target is from the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador.

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  • DavidMcNab, 28 weeks ago

    Beautiful creature! Great video.

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