It's almost as if Professor McGonagall transfigured the Snitch into a beetle! The U.K.'s Daily Mail has recently noted a resemblance between the Golden Tortoise Beetle and quidditch's most sought-after prize. Not only is the beetle's golden hue reminiscent of the elusive snitch, it can also change it's color and reflectivity—like magic!
The beetle appeared this week in U.K. news because of some new high-quality images taken of the species by photographer Chime Tsetan. You can check out more of these remarkable photos here. These pictures were all taken in India, but it looks like the Golden Tortoise Beetle is also commonly found in eastern North America, so keep your eyes open!
Know of any other creatures that seem like they could come out of a Harry Potter book? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Posted by Jessica
02-21-2013 at 11:45 PM