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 Post subject: Insect: Darkling Beetles
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Hi Insect'mites,

I was wondering if you could help me with the identification of the following 2 beetles. Both have been photographed in the Punda area. Beetle A was feeding on termites and also ate a fly.
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Please help! :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Hi Mads.........As you might know, narrowing down Insects to a species is not always the easiest, as field guides don't provide the millions of insects, in a pocket size manual unfortunately :lol:

I think though, that Beetle A, is from the Family......Tenebrionidae........Known as your Darkling Beetles. But as for species, I am not sure.

Hope this helps?! :D

Justin

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