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DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Insect leaf damage. A swarm of unidentified blue beetles eating the leaves of the tropical mountain plant Gunnera sp. The beetles have eaten away the tender parts of the leaves leaving skeletons composed of the more fibrous veins. Photographed in cloud forest at 1500 metres on the Andean slopes of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
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