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Black Beetle


black Beetle


Ahuashiyacu Water Falls in Tarapoto, Peru

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 6 years ago
Bess Beetle

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Patri Saav
Patri Saav 6 years ago

thanks a lot, is great to final found out what family it is, I Would definitely read more about them

bayucca 6 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, Patri!

bayucca 6 years ago

Passalidae, Bess Beetle or Patent-leather Beetle. In the US it would be easy to ID it, since there is only one species: Odontotaenius disjunctus. But there are several hundreds other species in the neotropics, so, unfortuntately I cannot help you more than the family name.
You can see that there is no ID further than the family name, not even the genus is indicated. In this case it is a valid compromise to add the family name in scientific name. It is not possible to get more info from only a picture.

Patri Saav
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Patri Saav

Tarapoto, San Martín, Peru

Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Jul 28, 2014

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