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Ohh - not stupid, no way! You thought the right thing - in the eyes of the beetle.Mimics fool anyone. Their phyletic affinities may largely be obscured by the new look. I especially like them! Nice display of stunning examples and a mimicry complex here:http://lifeunseen.com/the-art-of-decepti...
Unbelievable what stupid things bayucca wrote 3 years ago...
Very interesting! - and not an Erotylidae. It is a mimic of Erotylus sp., but body features and form of head indicate it is probably a Darkling beetle.
Pleasing Fungus Beetle, Erotylidae, I would say, might be Erotylus sp. but not Erotylus incomparabilis, although it is also zig-zagged...http://www.flickr.com/photos/36494393@N0...http://www.flickr.com/photos/80125969@N0...
Beautiful shiny patterned beetle. Good spotting Eva!
What a spectacular beetle!
Great photo of a cool insect!
Spotted on Jun 4, 2001 Submitted on Oct 4, 2011
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