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Carabid Beetle - Aspasiola esijhe "Rainbow Beetle"
Collection of the Smithsonian Institution - 1979
Medium: Prismacolor pencil on matte mylar film
Size of the original is approximately 8.5x11 inches.

This illustration was created for Dr. Terry L. Erwin's research in tropical rainforest canopy ecology.
    ...and, yes these are the actual colors of this beetle. Esijhe is a Quechua indian word for rainbow.

Natural History of the carabid beetles at the BIOLAT Biological Station, Rio Manu, Pakitza, Peru - Separat de la Revista Peruana De Entomolgia, Volumen 33, Diciembre 1990: 1-85, page 75
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