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Large Harlequin Beetle

Acrocinus longimanus

Description:

Just jumped at my camera lens on my way to dinner. I'm sure this one is well known. About 3" long...

Habitat:

Outside an rural office in Pichincha, Ecuador

Notes:

Made a hissing noise when we went near it.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Large harlequin beetle
Acrocinus longimanus Harlequin Beetle in Guatemala | What's That Bug?


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3 Comments

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Didn't notice any pseudoscorpions, Chun. It sat on my hand for a couple of minutes before flying off though, I'll have a better look if it's back again this evening.

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Thanks Juan. It was quite a lump. Beautiful wing casings.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

If you are lucky, there might be pseudoscorpions under it's wings.

SantaLuciaReserve
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Parroquia Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Oct 15, 2011
Submitted on Oct 15, 2011

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