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In het voorjaar werd het klein geaderd witje het meest geteld (foto: Kars Veling)

In het voorjaar werd het klein geaderd witje het meest geteld (foto: Kars Veling)

Swallowtail: Mocker (Papilio Dardanus)

Swallowtail: Mocker (Papilio Dardanus)

Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon)

Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon)

Vlinder met Vleugels van Glas

Vlinder met Vleugels van Glas

This leaf beetle (Stilodes sedecimmaculata) is found only in the Guyana Shield — a geological formation that underlies Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, as well as parts of Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. More than 35,000 leaf beetle species exist in the world, many feeding only on a particular type of host plant. The beetles store toxic chemicals from the plants they eat, and advertise this toxicity with bright colors to warn off predators. This species, though not new to science, was…

New Species Gallery: Expedition into Suriname's Jungles

This leaf beetle (Stilodes sedecimmaculata) is found only in the Guyana Shield — a geological formation that underlies Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, as well as parts of Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. More than 35,000 leaf beetle species exist in the world, many feeding only on a particular type of host plant. The beetles store toxic chemicals from the plants they eat, and advertise this toxicity with bright colors to warn off predators. This species, though not new to science, was…

Manu national park, Manu lodge, Amazonian lowlands. Found during a nigh hike.

Manu national park, Manu lodge, Amazonian lowlands. Found during a nigh hike.

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