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Net-Winged Beetle

Calopteron sp.

Habitat:

Encontrei no meu quintal, pousado em uma folha de aceroleira.

Notes:

Net-winged beetles or flat beetles (Lycus spp.) are all poisonous and therefore display aposematic colouration in combinations of orange and black patterns, which is mimicked by certain long-horn beetles and moths. The longitudinal ridges on the wings are characteristic of the net-winged beetles. They are slow flying insects that are very common on flower inflorescences and flower heads during the summer months. The larvae are predatory on other insects and look very similar to the larvae of the glow worms or fire flies. Eggs are laid under bark and in rotten wood, where the eggs will hatch and the larvae start feeding on other insects. (http://bushveldtrainingadventures.co.za/...)

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1 Comment

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Woweeeee...nice pattern!

Sckel
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Sckel

Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 27, 2013
Submitted on Dec 27, 2013

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