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About 20mm in length.
Campus of UNASP Engenheiro Coelho, Brazil.
Attracted to lights at night. Male.
Thank you very much for an exact ID. I have edited the spotting to reflect this. It is one of the coolest beetles I've ever seen.
Hello!Thanks!I'm not a specialist of this group but i try to understand more the biology of this group of beetles. Many species are new for the Science, so it's really exciting and interesting to describe them.I began on french guyana Athyreini two years ago. And i try to collect more material from south and central america. It's a group difficult to collect, at light and with interception trap only.My page on scarab workers:http://museum.unl.edu/research/entomolog...Happy to help youOlivier
Ha, Tuberifer! That's one from my link... Just kidding... I also commented, that we need a real expert for this one. Boilly is obviously one! Thanks! Could you, please, give us some more information about you, since we have a lot of real experts here, so we wanna know the Who Is Who of Project Noah.Btw: Welcome!!
Wow what an unusual beetle. Beautiful
Hello,It's a mâle Athyreus tuberifer Felshe, 1909The species from Athyreini tribe are often attracted by lights.I work on them, it's a very interesting group.Wonderfull picture !!RegardsOlivier
Lovely!! hope you get an ID.Maybe I will be closer to an ID to my own beetle (escarabajo) very similar to yours: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/147...
I also would tend to Athyreus.
Awestruck! My new favourite beetle :)
I think Athyreus rather than Neoathyreus. A. bellator seems the closest match that I can find for a beetle with a Brazilian distribution. I'll ponder a little longer though. http://www.coleoptera-neotropical.org/pa...
Is he from the Wild West ? or a bucking bronco? what a fantastic-looking specimen ! and a great shot...thanks for sharing.
And it is certainly the male ;-)!
Scaraboideae, Geotrupidae, Athyreus sp. or Neoathyreus sp.. I think ID is not possible without the native specimen and/or a real expert.http://www.elcascarudo.com/files/Athyreu...http://www.lescoleopteres.com/athyreus-t...Usually I do not like this sites where you can buy pinned animals, but sometimes you find something interesting.
Armored woolly mammoth rhinoceros pronghorn perhaps? Great spotting!
What a cool beetle! I hope you get an ID.
Fantastic. Scarambeidae, for sure, but I never saw one like this.
Bizarre and beautiful at the same time!
Wonderful picture and a very unusual scarab. It does seem to be some species of Dung Beetle.
Genial::: bella captura
This is amazing! Great spot! Maybe some type of dung beetle...I am not sure at all!
Spotted on Jan 31, 2013 Submitted on Feb 1, 2013
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