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Long-winged Rove Beetle

Apatetica sp.

Description:

Little blue metallic beetle

1 Species ID Suggestions

thaptor
thaptor 3 years ago
Long-winged Rove beetle
Apatetica sp. Apatetica viridipennis Fauvel, 1895 — virtual collections


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7 Comments

thaptor
thaptor 3 years ago

Believe me, Jason, I nearly gave up!

Even for me as a professional beetle expert, tucked beetles belonging to small. tropical groups are a challenge always :-)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 3 years ago

Much better now.. Thanks a lot thaptor! I'm impressed! :)

thaptor
thaptor 3 years ago

Idea successful - another mega-diverse family it is! And I was really far off :-)

= Staphylinidae: Apateticinae: Apatetica sp.
http://moth2001.web.fc2.com/7-792.html

thaptor
thaptor 3 years ago

protruding abdominal tip made me get a new idea, wait . . .

thaptor
thaptor 3 years ago

Darklings are mega-diverse - what makes it difficult to detect any of them.
I was reminded sort of that:
http://www.beetle-diversity.com/node/649...
which is only one of several Darkling types found in Indonesia (by far not all shown!):
http://www.beetle-diversity.com/node/712...

I confess, that in side view, I have my doubts. Lateral outline of elytra reminds of Carabidae, and is un-Tenebrioid.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 3 years ago

Well, I don't know for sure, but it looks different..

thaptor
thaptor 3 years ago

Darkling family? (Tenebrionidae)

Jason Alexander
Spotted by
Jason Alexander

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Jan 12, 2014
Submitted on Jan 13, 2014

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