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Unknown spotting


Head & thorax is red but abdomen is black with yellow patheson both side (right &left) of body.Strong mandible & many segmented antennae.


Burrower in grassland.

No species ID suggestions


Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 7 years ago

I've done some additional searching and can't find anything in addition, but am still thinking that it is a species of ground beetle.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 7 years ago

This certainly resembles a tiger beetle, but I'm thinking that it is a ground beetle of some sort. The two are fairly easily confused. The jaws, while quite heavy, don't look quite right for a tiger beetle. The eyes don't seem to be quite prominent enough either.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

a tiger beetle?

KarenL 7 years ago

Nice spot!
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Bardhaman, West Bengal, India

Lat: 23.24, Long: 87.87

Spotted on Feb 17, 2012
Submitted on Feb 17, 2012

Spotted for mission

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