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Its body length from the head to the tip of the abdomen is about 13 mm. and the widest part of the body is about 1.5 to 2mm.It is indeed a beetle but I dont know the exact ID,
It landed on my neck while my father and I are hiking up on a 600 to 1000 m altitude hill. The place is an open grassy hill with scattered trees.
The locals were not familiar with this insect. Only one woman about 75 years of age knew it and said it is locally called Toytoy. Maybe Nuwan ,ChunXingwong could help. How about you ate Leana, kuya jolly and kuya noel are you familiar with this?
Thanks for the suggestion Lauren. This one is really confusing, no doubt its comes from Family Cincindellidae all suggestions were almost a match and I found another one - its a new subspecies of an arboricole Tiger Beetle (Neocollyris arnoldi) from a Javan lowland rainforest.
Thanks for the ID Nuwan. Is it Neocollyris celebencis?
This looks like it might be a Tiger Beetle (Family Cicindellidae/ Carabidae).
Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Nov 21, 2012
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