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Head & thorax is red but abdomen is black with yellow patheson both side (right &left) of body.Strong mandible & many segmented antennae.
Burrower in grassland.
I've done some additional searching and can't find anything in addition, but am still thinking that it is a species of ground beetle.
This certainly resembles a tiger beetle, but I'm thinking that it is a ground beetle of some sort. The two are fairly easily confused. The jaws, while quite heavy, don't look quite right for a tiger beetle. The eyes don't seem to be quite prominent enough either.
a tiger beetle?
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Lat: 23.24, Long: 87.87
Spotted on Feb 17, 2012 Submitted on Feb 17, 2012