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An 8 mm long beetle from the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.
Low montane Amazon rainforest.
Thanks for the lead Bayucca.
No, Geckos, see on Ranger Page in FB :-)
Thanks Bayucca. I think I'll stick to snakes :-)
Alagoasa decemguttata is the actual and correct name. Omophoita cyanipennis is a different beetle! I somehow remember that it was once called Disonycha.
You are right Bayucca. Omophoita cyanipennis appears to be the same beetle. You said it had been renamed. Do you know which is the newer. New names is a real problem to keep up with, even in something as simple as snakes. Insects is almost impossible. Thanks for pointing this out. I'm sure Gustavo will be able to track down which is current.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omophoita_...
Alagoasa decemguttata is correct, however, we have to consider, that this species is extremely variable and also renamed. Thanks, Dwain!
Here's another link Gustavo: http://www.biofaces.com/post/98781/alago...
Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini, Omophoita sp.. You IDed this one as Omophoita cyanipennis. I think it is not this one, since range is probably more in US and Central America and yours has with the other ones 10 spots!http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/205...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/206...http://coleopteradeecuador.blogspot.ch/2...
Spotted on Mar 7, 2013 Submitted on Apr 7, 2013
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