Red blister beetle from a Javan mountain rainforest
This Meloid (Coleoptera: Meloidae) belongs to a group that is cleptoparasitic on nests of large ground nesting bees [info provided by M. Gaiani, 2011].
When I found this blister beetle, it was already dead and dry.
please compare: www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbug/comments/v4l1w/big_red_beet...
Synhoria anguliceps FAIRMAIRE, 1885
[det. B. Büche, 2017, based on this photo]
Genus: Synhoria KOLBE, 1897
[det. "stho002", 2012, based on this photo]
Tribus: Horiini LATREILLE, 1802
Subfamily: Nemognathinae LAPORTE, 1840
Family: Meloidae GYLLENHAL, 1810
[det. M. Gaiani, 2011, based on this photo].
Order: Coleoptera (beetles, Käfer)
Class: Insecta (insects, Insekten)
Indonesia, W-Java, Sukabumi: vic. Ciptagelar (Mt. Halimun-Salak NP, TGHS), ca. 1400m asl., 30.07.2010