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Checkered Beetle

Isohydnocera sp.


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


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

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LaurenZarate 7 years ago

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

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.

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

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

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