Fuzzy Jewel Beetle

January 26, 2010 | Caraça Natural Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Quick! What is it? From this angle, you might mistake this jewel beetle for a bee.

The beetle was feeding on the purplish flowers. Purple in, purple out.

Side view

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3 Responses to Fuzzy Jewel Beetle

  1. Your jewel beetle is Conognatha vulnerata (Perty 1830)

  2. I would have never guessed these guys were so fuzzy based on my lifeless, pinned specimens. Very nice photos, Troy (as usual).
    Ted

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