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Bug from Honduras
January 31, 2010
Dear Bugman,
We found this pretty bug on the wall of our home today, and wondered if you could identify it for us.
Thanks so much!
Trish in Honduras
Gracias, Lempira Honduras

Ironclad Beetle

Hi Trish,
This beauty is an Ironclad Beetle in the genus Zopherus.  We found a photo on Flickr that might be Zopherus jansoni, but the identification is not conclusive. That photo which was taken in Costa Rica looks very similar to your individual.  We also located online pdf documents that describe Zopherus mexicanus, Zopherus jansoni, Zopherus costaricensis and Zopherus laevicollis, though we are not prepared to positively your Ironclad Beetle to the species level with these descriptions.  That would probably take an expert.

Ironclad Beetle

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