Nature’s Work of Art: the Calligraphy-inspired Leaf Beetle

Nature’s Work of Art: the Calligraphy-inspired Leaf Beetle


 
 © 2005 Jay Cossey
Habitat: Canada
Status: Not Evaluated
This incredible Leaf Beetle (Calligrapha amator) looks as if it had been hand painted by a professional calligrapher – which is probably why its scientific name is what it is. The unique patterns on its carapace also remind me of a Rorschach Test as evidenced by an example test, below:
What a beautiful creature, don’t you think?

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