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Darkling Beetle

Strongylium sp.


This scarab/beetle is about 1" long. My daughter spotted it on our Avocado tree. We did see another hanging out on some hibiscus leaves.


Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica 7 weeks into the rainy season

1 Species ID Suggestions

thaptor 2 years ago
Darkling beetle
Strongylium sp.

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1 Comment

LarryGraziano 2 years ago

Thank you thaptor!!

thaptor 2 years ago

we may call them Tree Darklings - they largely live arboreal. Long legs with large claws are adapted for climbing.

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Provincia Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.20, Long: -85.83

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 14, 2012

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