“Truly one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.” – These are the words of a man who was lucky enough to find an insect of incredible beauty. A man named Michael Farmer is the owner of a magnificent property in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a beautiful country with magnificent nature and rich flora and fauna. There you can see specimens of insects that you can’t see anywhere else in the world.
Michael Farmer noticed something on a leaf of a guava tree on an ordinary day that completely puzzled him. At first glance it looked like a piece of metal, but when he got closer he was completely stunned!
The sun’s rays broke the colours like polished chrome, and then the “piece of metal” began to move!
Mr Farmer was lucky enough to meet an extraordinary specimen of a beetle called “Chrysina limbata”, a unique species of insect recognisable by its metallic colour and light-reflecting glitter.
This man is really lucky! Insect lovers would surely be envious of this encounter.
When she picked up the bug, she used her skills to survive. It’s not about giving off a scent or biting, it’s all about playing dead!
She stopped crawling and simply turned around. This allowed Mr Farmer to get a closer look at her and take some beautiful photos that will amaze the whole world!
“I was amazed at how beautiful she was,” said Farmer.
“I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Many people on the internet were sceptical about these photos, it was just hard to believe that nature had created something so unreal.
“It was like a mirror. An absolutely flawless reflection in the bug,” he said. “Truly one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.”
This type of beetle is rare indeed, in recent decades its numbers have drastically declined due to collectors and the threat to its natural habitat from people’s carelessness and greed for money.
“I don’t believe in selling such creatures,” Farmer said. “I put it back on the tree and it quickly flew away again.
“I’m not a big insect lover,” he said. “I’m still in awe of it. I can’t wait to see one again.”
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