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Insect: Net-winged Beetle

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Insect: Net-winged Beetle

Unread postby kesheshe » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:37 am

Hi

Was doing a trip report and was advised to post insects here as i would have a better chance of someone advising what they are.

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2011 September KTP - 17 days

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:20 am

Hi Kesheshe,nice pictures and good to see people taking an interest in the small
things.
Third picture I think is a Net-Winged Beetle of the Lycidae Family.If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby kesheshe » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:56 am

Thanks your help with ID is great! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby normana53 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:52 pm

kesheshe,

As PF states, the 3rd appears to be a Hook-winged Net-winged Beetle (Lycus melanurus) though it's hard to be sure from the angle.
I am still working to identify the armoured fellow in the first photo! Have sent a copy of the photo to an Entemologist friend for help.
Great photos by the way! :clap:
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby salamanda » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:20 pm

Can anyone please identify this bug for me?

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby AjayB » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:14 pm

Hey Salamanda -- Its a net winged beetle but im not sure which one specifically :)

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby salamanda » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:06 pm

Many thanks AjayB :thumbs_up:

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:39 am

Nice pic salamanda :thumbs_up:

Agree with AjayB.... I think it is a Tailed Net-winged Beetle Lycus trabeatus
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby salamanda » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:38 am

Great - thank- you RosemaryH. :D

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Insect: Net-winged Beetle

Unread postby kjii » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:56 pm

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Re: What are their names? Seen in Windhoek.

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:04 am

Hi kjii

Quite confident it's a Slender Net-winged Bettle Cladophorus marshalli of the Lycidae family.

Stunning pic :thumbs_up:
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Re: What are their names? Seen in Windhoek.

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:31 pm

Hi kjii

Just to add... according to the book I have, this family appears to have only three beetles.

The one I mentioned in my previous post.

As well as the Tailed Net-winged Beetle Lycus trabeatus and Hook-winged Net-winged Beetle Lycus melanurus
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