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Transvestite Rove beetle

Leistotrophus versicolor

Description:

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

Habitat:

On bushes beside a dirt road through tropical rainforest

Notes:

See the story of the behaviour of this beetle on LaurenZarate's spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/164...

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1 Comment

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

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

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

San José, Costa Rica

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

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