Documenting nature in the Amazon through photographs and sketches

Brazilian coloured beetle

This weekend we went for a walk to the Reserva Duke, in the northern part of Manaus. Part of the reserve is a botanical garden (Jardim Botanico) with nice trails in the forest and new exhibition areas in the forest.  I really liked the little pirarucu we saw, it was just a few months old, and about 20 cm long.  I will write a post about them later on.  While we were looking at the exhibit about frogs and toads, I saw a beetle on the floor.  I stopped paying attention to the frogs at that point.  Here’s what I saw:

 

 

Scarab

 

Scarab complete

Jardim Botanico, Reserva Duke, Manaus

 

 

 

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