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Scarab beetle

Macrodactylus sp.


A very distinctive but to me odd-looking insect.


Beside the Manu Road which runs through a World heritage reserve with varied forests. This one was at around 1600 m I estimate.


Location details are not accurate but estimated.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 5 years ago
Scarab Beetle
Macrodactylus sp. Flickr

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Les Catchick
Les Catchick 5 years ago

Thank you Sergio, Antonio and Daniele.
The colours are unusual and I have not found one like it.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Congratulations Les.

Great find Les,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Congratulations Les, this beautiful Scarab Beetle is our Spotting of the Day!


bayucca 5 years ago

Les, you are one of my oldest friends in my ID life :-)!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 5 years ago

Thanks Dominik.
You are spending a lot of time on my photos at present.

bayucca 5 years ago

Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Macrodactylini, Macrodactylus sp.

Les Catchick
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Les Catchick

Kosñipata, Cusco, Peru

Spotted on Nov 10, 2016
Submitted on Dec 18, 2016

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