Violin beetle.......IMG_6260 copy
Violin beetle!!! First time seeing one for bear with me for posting so many shots of this rare beauty:)
Found it in Maliau Basin.
Maliau Basin Part I: orionmystery.blogspot.com/2011/07/maliau-basin.html
Maliau Basin Part II: orionmystery.blogspot.com/2011/07/maliau-basin-part-ii.html
Violin beetles are ground beetles in the subfamily Lebiinae. They live between layers of bracket fungi.
There are four species.
Mormolyce phyllodes Hagenbach, 1825 — Indonesia, Malaysia
Mormolyce borneensis — Borneo
Mormolyce castelnaudi Deyrolle, 1862 — Malaysia, Thailand
Mormolyce hagenbachi Westwood, 1862 — Malaysia
Edit: Mormolyce castelnaudi H. Deyrolle, 1862