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net-winged beetle

Description:

Unidentified net-winged beetle, 1-2 cm (sans antennae). "Beetles of this family are elongated and usually found on flowers or stems. The adults of some species are nectarivores while some may have short-lived adult lives during which they may not feed at all. The head is triangular and the antennae are long, thick, and serrate. Most of them are brick-red in colour. They are protected from predators by being toxic." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycidae

Habitat:

Spotted on Crinum sp. in a large semi-urban yard & garden, near a disturbed patch of remnant lowland forest.



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8 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

Thanks Johan, now you're talking!

It is definitely a beetle. I agree with JohanHeyns - it looks like a net-winged beetle.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 2 years ago

Maybe some form of Net-winged Beetle? The antennas of those looks like your photo.

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=net-wi...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

I added a zoomed photo. The antennae strike me as a possible diagnostic feature. The colors are the same but I am still not sure...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Its distant relative is already appeared here...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/739...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

Thanks. I don't think so. Spotting has much heavier and more exaggerated serrate antennae.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 2 years ago

This looks like a moth. Maybe similar to the spotting below


http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/105...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Is it like what seen here..?
http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/2009/07...

Indonesia

Lat: -2.56, Long: 140.50

Spotted on Apr 22, 2012
Submitted on May 4, 2012

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