Another cool beetle....again, possibly a Rutelid....was this guy, also in the Cloud Forest:
At night, we saw this guy, possibly another Rutelid:
My husband was lucky enough to make a friend! This guy reminded me of a big June beetle, but it is perhaps yet another Rutelid of some kind?
Besides that super-cool gold Rutelid, my other favorite beetle was this guy:
During a night hike in the Cloud Forest, I came across another Tiger Beetle; this time, a royal purple one with an iridescent finish and tiny hairs covered in dew. Beautiful!
I hope you enjoyed seeing these photos half as much as I enjoyed seeing them in person! If anyone can offer any kind of identification advice, I would love to know what I saw!