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Ground Beetle Larva?


This creature measures about 1" long. It was in the mud of a semi-dry creek bed. It surely looks like a nymph of something.


Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica 5 weks into the rainy season.


Possible larvae of Galerita aequinoctialis

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LarryGraziano 4 years ago

Thank you thaptor!

thaptor 4 years ago

probably corresponding adult:

LivanEscudero 8 years ago

I found a similar larva within the Ground Beetle group in the Subfamily Harpalinae (one for a False Bombardier Beetle) It doesn't have the same color markings but looks very close overall, maybe you can work your way back through this group.

LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Thanks Latimeria!

Latimeria 8 years ago

I agree with bayucca on this one!

LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Thanks bayucca! Did you see any of the other moth species I put on the site these days? Look for one tomorrow that is tiny and green with lettuce like patterns! I just met the head professor at UCR and he is going to introduce me to the best people for identifying my spottings...we may still have hope for a naming still!

bayucca 8 years ago

Look to me like a ground beetle larva???

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Provincia Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 23, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2012

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