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Net-winged Beetle

3 Species ID Suggestions

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago
Red-shouldered Lycid Beetle
Trichalus ampliatus Red Shoulder Lycid Beetle - Trichalus ampliatus (Metriorrhynchusampliatus)
net-winged beetle
Lycostomus sp.


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11 Comments

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

ok Ashish, but i have a doubt please compare with this image.
http://www.zin.ru/animalia/coleoptera/im...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

no doubt of Oxyjack's ID...
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

thanks Ashish, what do you think it's Trichalus or Lycostomus?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I am happy Nuwan got exact ID for his Organism.. Thanks Oxyjack for cracking...ID.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

thanks oxyjack for the suggestion
in Trichalus ampliatus the color is more close to orange and the shape of the elytra is little bit different what you think about the genus "Lycostomus"

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

Ashish, I agree there is a superficial similarity between this beetle and your picture of the cucujid, but your quizlet also states in the description of the family that cuccujids have wings that are parallel-sided. This lycid beetle has wings that are clearly not parallel-sided.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

thanks for the link Ashish !

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Here is similar insect like your spotting...
http://quizlet.com/7771740/print/

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Cucujidae

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

Lovely!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Martin, thank you for the ID suggestion.

NuwanChathuranga
Spotted by
NuwanChathuranga

Alawwa, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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