Lamprocyphus augustus

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Lamprocyphus augustus
Curculionidae - Lamprocyphus augustus.JPG
Lamprocyphus augustus from Brazil
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L. augustus
Binomial name
Lamprocyphus augustus

Lamprocyphus augustus is a species of the true weevil family.

Lamprocyphus augustus

Description[edit]

Lamprocyphus augustus can reach a length of about 22–25 millimetres (0.87–0.98 in).

Photonic crystals[edit]

The iridiscent green with golden reflections is a structural colour. It is created by the photonic crystal structure of its chitin scales.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in Brazil and Argentina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Revision of the genus Briarius [Fischer de Waldheim] (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Analia A. Lanteri and María Guadalupe del Río, Insect Systematics & Evolution, 2003, Volume 34, Issue 3, pages 281–294, doi:10.1163/187631203788964755
  2. ^ Biomimicry News: The photonic Beetle. 21 May 2008 Archived 2 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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