Subject: Costa Rican Beetle
Location: Chachagua, Costa Rica
January 2, 2014 12:02 pm
I found this bug running pretty quickly on a cement path near our cabin in Chachagua, Costa Rica. I think i’ve seen it on your site before but i can’t seem to find it. I took this picture last August (mid rainy season). Thanks for your help!
We are really happy you sent in your photos of a Patent Leather Beetle, our candidate for the most parental beetles in the world. They are also called Bess Beetles or Passalid Beetles, a reference to the family Passalidae to which they belong. We need to finish cooking Squash Soup right now, so we are going to link to an old posting before we return and finish this posting.
I had been stumped on that for a while! Your website is great, even when I don’t need something identified it’s fun to skim through. Thanks so much!