Friday, September 11, 2009

Insect 73 - Net-wing beetle

Thanks to Joan at http://saphotographs.blogspot.com/ for the identification.

5 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Steven. It is the same family as what I just posted ..... a Net-wing Beetle.

Steven Alexander said...

Thanks, Joan. I made the correction. All the best.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You are welcome for the help Steven.

Ted C. MacRae said...

This one's tricky - it's actually a longhorned beetle, one of group that mimics netwinged beetles. I can't figure out which one it is, but it's something related to the genus Pteroplatidius.

Ted C. MacRae said...

Got it now - I sent the photo to Ian Swift who has done more work with the Neotropical fauna that I, and he suggested the genus Mallosoma. Based on location and comparison with a photo of the type specimen, this should be Mallosoma scutellare.

I sure wish you could collect these things and send them to me :)