Not the greatest photo in the world, but this one is very special to me.
Deep in the rain forest of Peru on the way to Machu Pichu in 2019, I somehow caught sight of this Blue Ladybird (Ladybug) several feet away in the undergrowth.
I wasn't aware Blue Ladybirds even existed.
Nor it appears, did a couple of knowledgeable Etymologists I spoke to in my efforts to identify it when I returned to the UK.
On my hands and knees, desperate not to disturb it, I watched as it climbed a blade of grass, took a drink from the dew drop, and climbed down again to go merrily on its way.
I eventually posted the photos on iNaturalist, but had pretty much forgotten about it when I was contacted by a South American Etymologist, who with others, maintains an ongoing scientific record "Coccinellidae de Perú".
He was able to identify my friend as Toxotoma pulchra (Weise, 1899). It is highly localised to the area in which I had found it, and rare enough for them not to have any photographs of live specimens.
They do now. I gladly gave them permission to use mine.
The page in question can be viewed here: http://www.coccinellidae.cl/paginasWebPeru/Paginas/Toxotoma_pulchra_Peru.php