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Harmostes cf. serratus
Thank you so much! There are so few clear images that I think it still is a good example.
Hello Trevor, this is not a good pic. The insect flew away before I could take many pictures. You can use the photo. All my photos are available for use.
Hey! I am the Trevor mentioned in the comment below. I would like to use this image in a paper I am helping write. Its a guide to neotropical insects, but I am just doing rhopalids. This is by far the best image of this species on the web and we would love to use it!
Right guy! It is actually Harmostes serratus!Many thanks to Scott Caroll and Trevor Fowles for their kind assistance and confirmation!Here is the answer from Trevor:I would lean towards that image being H. serratus, and a very pretty one at that. For my current collection of records, it is the most widespread species of rhopalid in the Neotropics.I have records for its occurrence in: USA, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador (Mainland), El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (US), Trinidad and Tobago"
I have not had time to look at the links. you are very fast, I was away from the computer. thankssssss, bayucca. another bug looks like Arhyssus. :)
No ID hown on my iPad and I cannot delete on my 2 IDs, will do it tomorrow on my MacBook, sorry...
Forgot the link for the range:http://coreoidea.speciesfile.org/Common/...
Rhopalidae, Rhopalinae, Harmostini, most probably Harmostes sp.http://bugguide.net/node/view/4044/bgpag....I have found a nice match of Harmostes serratus, the range is indicated as northern South America only, but it appears in bugguide as well, so the range might be not complete. But I would not dare to call it Harmostes serratus, based on this information. And Rhopalidae are not really my favorites, I got one wrong today :-(
Lat: -20.25, Long: -40.43
Spotted on Jan 27, 2014 Submitted on Jan 27, 2014