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The golden tortoise beetle can completely change colour from metallic gold all the way to red with black spots (similar to a ladybug) - amazing!
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Charidotella sexpunctata, coleóptero norte-americano que normalmente parece uma joaninha dourada mas muda de cor (fica alaranjado no outono e no inverno ou acastanhado quando se pega nele). A primeira camada da sua cutícula é transparente, com uma camada de líquido por baixo; alterações na quantidade do liquido - controladas por válvulas microscópicas - alteram a cor refletida pelo animal.
Golden Tortoise Beetle! These are actually probably the coolest bugs on the planet! They change colors when the sun hits them-black, magenta, orange---SOOO cool!
The Golden Tortoise beetle is found in the Americas. They feed on the leaves of plants related to the sweet potato, including the morning glory and bindweed, though they rarely eat enough to cause serious damage to the plant.
The golden tortoise beetle is just another inspiring creature from the majesty of nature's closet.
World's tiniest Chameleon
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Researchers have recently discovered four new chameleon species in Madagascar, which rank among the world’s tiniest reptiles. Adults of the smallest species are just over an inch from snout to tail. #Animal #Chameleon
World's smallest chameleons, discovered in Madagascar.
Newly discovered tiny chameleon species on Madagascar!
The newly discovered dwarf chameleon species represent striking cases of miniaturization and microendemism and suggest the possibility of a range size-body size relationship in Malagasy reptiles. The newly described Brookesia micra reaches a maximum snout-vent length in males of 16 mm, and its total length in both sexes is less than 30 mm, ranking it among the smallest amniote vertebrates in the world. With a distribution limited to a very small islet, this species may represent an extreme ca...
The Lilliputian lizard is one of four new species found in Madagascar, home of the talking Central Park Zoo animals that were shipped back to Africa in 2005, one of whom had a voice just like Chris Rock...
World’s Tiniest Chameleons Found in Madagascar
Who else wants a pet dragon? (recently discovered lizard with wings, in Indonesia)