Golden Tortoise Beetle
Commonly known as ‘goldbugs’, the Charidotella sexpunctata typically grow to just 7mm in length and will change colour during their development or when disturbed.
Emerald Cockroach Wasp
The Ampulex compressa is known for its unusual reproductive method which involves stinging a cockroach and using it as a host for its larvae.
There are 21 species of Beata jumping spiders found throughout the Americas. Although no bigger than a thumbnail, eight eyes give the species some of the best vision among all arthropods.
A moth of the family Dalceridae, the Minacraga argentata’s more familiar name is due to the colourful bead-like gelatinous mass covering the exoskeleton.
Jumping Spider and Leaf-Footed Bug
The Parnaenus cyanidens is a form of jumping spider first discovered in 1896. The leaf-footed bug (of the Coreidae genus) feeds mainly on leaf and tree sap.
A grasshopper in the Eumastacidae family, the Eumastax vittata napoana has legs that jut at right angles to its body and is mostly found perched at high elevations primarily on tree ferns.
The thorax of the Membracidae family often expand into fantastic shapes, often akin to tree thorns, as a form of camouflage.
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