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Lamprocyphus augustus, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Superfamilia: Curculionoidea

Familia: Curculionidae
Genus: Lamprocyphus
Species: Lamprocyphus augustus

Lamprocyphus augustus is a species of the true weevil family.


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

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

This species occurs in Brazil and Argentina.

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

Biomimicry News: The photonic Beetle. 21 May 2008 Archived 2 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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