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Flower Beetle

Description:

A small black beetle, hairy, 5 mm in length. I has bright red on the front of the face, each side of the pronotum and at the tips of the elytra. The base of all femora are orange. The antennae slowly increase in size but does not really form a club. The basal antennomere is somewhat larger. Not sure if this is in the family Cleridae or Melyridae.

Habitat:

Garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.



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1 Comment

bayucca
bayucca 9 hours ago

At first sight I would think of Melyridae, Malachiinae (and even Malachiini?). I only have found a similar one from US of genus Attalus:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/389800/bg...

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 16, 2018
Submitted on Dec 5, 2018

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