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Little blue metallic beetle
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 :-)
Much better now.. Thanks a lot thaptor! I'm impressed! :)
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
protruding abdominal tip made me get a new idea, wait . . .
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.
Well, I don't know for sure, but it looks different..
Darkling family? (Tenebrionidae)
Spotted on Jan 12, 2014 Submitted on Jan 13, 2014