Beetles That Look Like Models But Are Living Creatures

Michael Farmer introduced a mysterious bug.

Michael Farmer, of Costa Rica, found a strange object while walking.

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On the leaves of the guava tree, a beetle that looked like a piece of metal was shining in the sun.

He thought it was a model, so he immediately picked up a model of a bug.

Surprisingly, however, what he picked up was a real live beetle.

The beetle is Chrysina limbata, famous for its light-reflecting silver body.

Chrysina limbata is the unique beetle in the world because of its beautiful appearance.

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Facing a rare beetle that is hard to see once in a lifetime, Palmer said, “I didn’t know beetles could be this beautiful. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this.”

“It was like a mirror. It reflected perfectly. It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Chrysina limbata in his picture was about the size of a finger.

The beetle in the picture flew away in a flash when he put it back on the tree.

Chrysina limbata was sold at a high price and was hit hard by indiscriminate capture by collectors and habitat destruction.