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Central American montane tiger beetle

Pseudoxycheila tarsalis



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Central American montane tiger beetle
Pseudoxycheila tarsalis Pseudoxycheila tarsalis Bates, 1869 - Carabidae of the World

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Gloster Birder
Gloster Birder 8 years ago

Thank you Anne

With a bit of digging, I think I've found an ID for this guy...
Pseudoxycheila tarsalis, Central American montane tiger beetle.

It's a tiger beetle - I've seen this one in the same area (Arenal Volcano), but I don't have a more specific ID on it. My experience has been they are always in the darkest spots and never sit still - so nice catch on the photo!

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Gloster Birder

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Mar 20, 2011
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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