Tuesday, April 11, 2017
5 of the Most Beautiful Bugs on the Planet
Some of the most beautiful creatures on Earth are living right under our noses. I’d like to take a moment and share with you all some of the most beautiful bugs on the planet. You won’t believe what you see!
Jewel Beetle – Chrysochroa fulgens
Flower Beetle – Smaragdesthes africana oertzeni
Rainbow Shield Bug – Calidea dregii
Picasso Bug – Sphaerocoris annulus
According to the tumblr blog rhamphotheca, “These beautifully patterned true bugs (order Hemiptera, family Scutelleridae) are found throughout much of sub-saharan and northeastern Africa. They feed on the nectar and internal juices of a wide variety of plants with their sucking and piercing proboscis (straw like mouth part). Eggs are deposited on the under sides of leaves. The young nymphs spend most of their time in flowers feeding, and they take a little under 2 months to molt and grow into adults (when they will become more generalized feeders).” You can find them from South Africa, Ethiopia, to Cameroon.
Frog-legged Leaf Beetle – Sagra buqueti
These beetles look like they are formed out of the shiniest, most spectacular wrapping paper on the planet. That’s why they top off our list of 5 of the most beautiful beetles on the planet.