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1 Species ID Suggestions

thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago
Darkling beetle
Tenebrionidae gen. sp.


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10 Comments

thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago

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...

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

Unbelievable what stupid things bayucca wrote 3 years ago...

thaptor
thaptor 4 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.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

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...

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Beautiful shiny patterned beetle. Good spotting Eva!

What a spectacular beetle!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Nice find!

anita.luciano
anita.luciano 9 years ago

pretty!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Gorgeous!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Great photo of a cool insect!

Eva Varga
Spotted by
Eva Varga

Sumaco, Napo, Ecuador

Spotted on Jun 4, 2001
Submitted on Oct 4, 2011

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