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Bess Beetle

Odontotaenius disjunctus

Description:

Son escarabajos que tienen 4 etapas en su vida que empiezan con la formación dentro de un huevo, luego se formará una larva blanca que están en el mismo lugar que los adultos. Las larvas se alimentan de la comida pre-masticada de los adultos. Las larvas se transforman en pupas, en donde se crea el caparazón para poder transformarse como adultos. Se los puede atrapar con facilidad ya que no poseen tenazas para morder fuertemente. Hacen sonidos muy suaves y delicados cuando se frotan entre sí. Son tan inofensivos que un niño pequeño puede tocarlos sin problemas. They are beetles that have 4 stages in their life, starting with formation inside an egg, then born a white larva that are in the same place as adults. The larvae feed in the pre-chewed food prepared by adults. Larvae transform to pupate, where the shell is created and finally, they transformed as adults. They can be caught easily as they do not have claws to bite hard. They make it soft and delicate sounds when rubbed together. They are so harmless that a small child can touch them without problems.

Habitat:

Utiliza sus grandes mandíbulas para lograr entrar a troncos y crear galerías donde viven y se desarrollan. Prefieren las maderas fuertes como el roble o el olmo y los ambientes con bastante humedad. Para que los escarabajos puedan digerir la celulosa de la madera, ésta debe tener una microflora como hongos y bacterias naturales, que van degradando la madera y ayuda a la predigestión en los escarabajos. Uses his great jaws to get into logs and create galleries where they live and develop. They prefer heavy woods such as oak or elm and environments with high humidity. For beetles can digest cellulose from wood, the wood must have a natural microflora, such as fungi and bacteria, which degraded timber and helps in predigestion beetles.

Notes:

Se lo encontró en uno de los senderos de la Reserva Uyuca. Aproximadamente a 1650 msnm. Se considera que el ejemplar es un adulto. Found in one of the trails of Uyuca's Reserve. Approximately 1650 mosl. It is considered that is an adult exemplary.

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4 Comments

oliver.komar
oliver.komar 5 years ago

While this individual is clearly similar to the Odontotaenius disjunctus described in http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc..., nontheless the location in Honduras seems to be far from the range of that species. Also the shape/form of the antennae seem different. Can anybody suggest a different identification for this photograph?

WalterM.Cabascango
WalterM.Cabascango 5 years ago

Escarabajo muy llamativo por el color de sus alas avistado particularmente a la altura de la zona núcleo a los lados del sendero.

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 5 years ago

You have a wonderful "Bess Beetle".... in the Passalidae family. They are easily handled, will not bite, and they make cute little kissing sounds if they are frightened. Even a small child can hold them and touch them. Definitely my favorite beetle!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Excelente primer avistamiento.
Bienvenido a Project Noah Rommel Muñoz! Espero que disfrutes este sitio anto como nosotros. Te recomiendo que leas las preguntas frecuentes http://www.projectnoah.org/faq para que estés bien informado.

Rommel Muñoz
Spotted by
Rommel Muñoz

Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras

Spotted on Jul 18, 2015
Submitted on Jul 20, 2015

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