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Transvestite Rove beetle

Leistotrophus versicolor


This was an interesting critter. Maybe 1/2 inch long . I seem to have got the different parts in focus on different photos !! The tail end was waving around, writhing actually, while the rest of the body was still. Looks like it was or had excreted some liquid in the process. Family: Staphylinidae


On bushes beside a dirt road through tropical rainforest


See the story of the behaviour of this beetle on LaurenZarate's spotting

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1 Comment

pamsai 5 years ago

Thanks Lauren for the ID of this beetle and the great information you included on your spotting of it.

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San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 14, 2015
Submitted on Jun 9, 2015

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