Favorite Animals / This is a species of elephant beetle from the rain forests of Costa Rica. Fully grown and roughly five inches long. They are an endangered species and generally live for just four months. Elephant Beetles eat the sap of particular trees
Love the mohawk!amazing bug with the emerald green colors often seen in the tiny miracles of the created world, especially among insects. Detail of the feathery looking antenna associated with moths gives a unique photo!
This tiny creature is the Chinquapin Leaf-miner Moth (Dyseriocrania griseocapitella) – it reminds me of the Rainbow Fish due to its elaborately inlaid purple and blue scales scattered across its otherwise rather bland-looking wings.