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Description:

An 8 mm long beetle from the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

Habitat:

Low montane Amazon rainforest.

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Flea Beetle
Omophoita sp.
Tukup
Tukup a year ago
Flea Beetle
Alagoasa decemguttata Flea Beetle | Project Noah


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8 Comments

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Thanks for the lead Bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca a year ago

No, Geckos, see on Ranger Page in FB :-)

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Thanks Bayucca. I think I'll stick to snakes :-)

bayucca
bayucca a year ago

Alagoasa decemguttata is the actual and correct name. Omophoita cyanipennis is a different beetle! I somehow remember that it was once called Disonycha.

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

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_...

bayucca
bayucca a year ago

Alagoasa decemguttata is correct, however, we have to consider, that this species is extremely variable and also renamed. Thanks, Dwain!

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Here's another link Gustavo: http://www.biofaces.com/post/98781/alago...

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

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...

GustavoMorejon
Spotted by
GustavoMorejon

Sumaco, Napo, Ecuador

Spotted on Mar 7, 2013
Submitted on Apr 7, 2013

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