Today for example, after several hours spent on Whatsthatbug.com looking to pinpoint several of our local bugs found on recent nature walks, this one stumped me, so I decided to submit a question. Here it is:
My son spotted this bug while we were out on a nature walk. It is a bright blue. While I've spent several hours searching your site for something similar, all I've found is the masked hunter (but I doubt it is this because there was absolutely nothing this color anywhere near where we were... no blue carpet :). It is similar in color to the blue-green citrus weevil, but it's body doesn't look like it as it's rather bumpy. Just thought it'd be fun to identify it, though I didn't imagine it would be this hard... :)
He was about 2cm in length and was crossing a dirt road near a farm of coconut trees. We live in 'ceja de selva' (which is on the eastern slopes of the Andes, above true rainforest level).
my images are here:
All I know is, that it's possible that I've found a species that hasn't been discovered... and I want to name it if that is the case! The Turquoise Blue Tuttle Beetle. of course.
My Recommended Resources:
While we're on the subject of identification guides, here are the books we have:
(only one is specific to Peru, or South America for that matter)
Here are the books we'd like to have... someday: (why on earth are they so expensive?!)
My Helpful Links: (I will be adding to these as I find them... )
Birds of Peru - Tarapoto - page one, page two, page three