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Red blister beetle from a Javan mountain rainforest | by gbohne
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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...

and: quaoarpowerzoo.blogspot.de/2012/06/beetle-of-laos.html

 

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].

 

Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea

Infraorder: Cucujiformia

Suborder: Polyphaga

Order: Coleoptera (beetles, Käfer)

Subclass: Pterygota

Class: Insecta (insects, Insekten)

 

Indonesia, W-Java, Sukabumi: vic. Ciptagelar (Mt. Halimun-Salak NP, TGHS), ca. 1400m asl., 30.07.2010

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Taken on July 30, 2010