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Passalid Beetle


A medium-sized Bess Beetle on the washroom floor. Black exoskeleton with orange hairs at it's sides. Has a small wide "deformed" forehead with tiny horns which is typical of this species. About 25.5 mm in length. Under bright flash, it appears to be dark maroon.


Found in the hostel washroom of Bombalai Jungle Lodge, Tawau Hills Park, Sabah.


>>>Map accuracy: 10m diameter. I woke up early for nocturnal insects left behind from last night.

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mambadger 6 years ago

That is a betsybug

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Very flexible. Amazing how similar these look worldwide.

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Jun 19, 2014

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