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Checkered Beetle

Isohydnocera sp.

Description:

I thought this was a type of wasp when I took the picture, it flew away very fast and I didn't get a good shot, but now I see that it is a beetle. It almost looks like a Tiger Beetle, but turned out to be in the Family Cleridae. It was 3 mm long. See https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/24....

Habitat:

Abandoned field, semi-urban area, outskirts of San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2,200 meters.

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2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Yes Keith! Thank you! That is exactly what it looks like. Super.

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 7 years ago

With those antennae, I'd guess Cleridae. I couldn't find a good match, but maybe something like this Phyllobaenus sp.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/270810

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 13, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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