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Harlequin leaf beetle

Omophoita

Description:

Possibly a member of Endomychidae family (Handsome Fungus Beetles) but I am fairly sure it's the Chrysomelidae family (leaf beetles) The insects of the beetle family Chrysomelidae are commonly known as leaf beetles, and include over 37,000 species in more than 2,500 genera, making up one of the largest and most commonly encountered of all beetle families.

Habitat:

Spotted in the Rain forest in Milpe, Ecuador


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5 Comments

Stephen Wain
Stephen Wain 9 months ago

Thank you bayucca

bayucca
bayucca 9 months ago

Omophoita is correct, but I am sceptic about Simulans. The markings are close, I did not see any trustable reference for Simulans. And I am not sure if this one is found in Ecuador.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 9 months ago

you're welcome; glad if I was of help. cheers

Stephen Wain
Stephen Wain 9 months ago

Zlatan, thank you for this. I am now researching both groups

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 9 months ago

To me, all of those look more like members of Endomychidae family (Handsome Fungus Beetles) or Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles); but not Ladybirds (antennae are too long...)...

Stephen Wain
Spotted by
Stephen Wain

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Lat: -0.17, Long: -78.50

Spotted on Jul 17, 2018
Submitted on Sep 8, 2018

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