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Namib desert: one of the most arid place on earth (less than 1 in rain per year).
I am not sure of the scientific name: Tenebrionid ...?
Oh, oh! At least I was looking in the right familly! Thanks a lot Johan!
The yellow line behind the head is a characteristic.There is an excellent book: "Field guide to insects of South Africa" by Picker, Griffiths & Weaving. (www.kalahari.com) ISBN 978 1 77007 061 5 Which is what I mostly use for ID's or to get me close enough for a search on Internet.
Then, this is the best determination we could do. Thanks again for your help.
It's a very large and diverse family of beetles. I'm not aware of any field guides to African beetles.
Well, at least you confirm I was in the correct family. Thank you. It is a matter of having the correct field guide now. And I do not.
Well it's definitely a Tenebrionid (like P. hirtipes), but it's not that species. The texture on the elytra is completely different.
Spotted on Feb 28, 2009 Submitted on Apr 3, 2012