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Net-winged Beetle

Lycostomus placidus

Description:

beetles of this family (Lycidae) are elongated and usually found on flowers or stems.! adult males are about 10–15mm in length... while females are a bit larger. adults of some species are nectarivores... while some may have short adult lives during which they may not feed at all. the head is triangular and the antennae are long, thick, and serrated. most of them are brick-red in colour. they are protected from predators by being toxic. the predaceous larvae grow under bark or in leaf litter.!

Habitat:

suburban residential

Notes:

Coleoptera; Lycidae; Lycinae; Lycini

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Richard Ong
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Richard Ong

PNG, Malaysia

Lat: 5.32, Long: 100.46

Spotted on Aug 3, 2018
Submitted on Sep 12, 2019

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