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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

stho002

Date

December 20, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, St Johns Bush

Habitat: On foliage in native bush remnant. One pair, in copula. First two photos show the female, the remainder show the male.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Glowworm Beetles Family Phengodidae

Observer

andrew_louros

Date

December 19, 2014 04:31 PM PST

Description

I am unaware of the species, but I did confirm that this little thing glowed green at the rear when in the dark. Orange underbelly with black markings, leathery dark, segmented abdomen. Three pairs of legs, and it appeared not too have compound eyes.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

stho002

Date

December 20, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, St Johns Bush

Habitat: Dead standing tree trunk (probably not Pittosporum), infested with cossonine weevils. One Torostoma was observed, dead on trunk. When found, it was apparently being held by and fed on by an adult Maoricoris benefactor.

Identification: Torostoma apicale (Broun, 1880)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mesquite Borer Placosternus difficilis

Observer

jaico

Date

September 28, 2014 11:44 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Beetle Order Coleoptera

Observer

zultin

Date

December 19, 2014 01:47 PM NZDT

Description

Very active, running along leaves and capable of flight.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kucycads

Date

December 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Straight-snouted Weevils Family Brentidae

Observer

dhobern

Date

December 3, 2014 01:52 PM CET

Description

Brentidae sp., to actinic light, O'Connor, ACT, 3/4 December 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

January 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

lady beetles Family Coccinellidae

Observer

muir

Date

December 2, 2014 08:21 AM EST

Place

Kindu (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Leaf Beetles Family Chrysomelidae

Observer

muir

Date

December 2, 2014 08:13 AM EST

Place

Kindu (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

December 2, 2014 07:57 AM EST

Place

Kindu (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Elephant Beetle Megasoma elephas

Observer

bryanjbd

Date

March 13, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Playa Muerto beach, Darien, Panama.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Coleoptera /koʊliːˈɒptərə/ order of insects is commonly called beetles. The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek κολεός, koleos, meaning "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, meaning "wing", thus "sheathed wing", because most beetles have two pairs of wings, the front pair, the "elytra", being hardened and thickened into a sheath-like, or shell-like, protection for the rear pair, and for the rear part of the beetle's body. The superficial consistency of most beetles' morphology, in particular their possession...

No range data available.