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Flightless Tiger Beetle

Tricondyla conicicollis?

Description:

Shot this on a trail into virgin tropical rainforest. Could not resist as it was unusually coloured - almost alien-like. An unidentified species of flightless tiger beetle (family Cicindelildae) which mimics a large ant. Not sure of the species.

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6 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Very neat!

Musephotos
Musephotos 8 years ago

Cool ant!

kevogecko
kevogecko 8 years ago

Thanks, guys! It is a Tricondyla - from the photos I see. Will be searching for more info on it.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

This might be a Flightless Tiger Beetle from Genus Tricondyla.
It looks very similar to this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickadel/79...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Cool find! I agree with the alien-like appearance, haha! I think this is a species of Beetle. Perhaps an Ant mimic.

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Beetle. This looks like an ant-mimic Tiger Beetle. Please consider adding this awesome spotting to the Beetles! mission.

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1150...

kevogecko
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Spotted on Mar 14, 2013
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013

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