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Can you help me name these beetles?
January 31, 2010
Hi,
please could help me to identify these beetles, all were photographed in Santa Elena cloud forest in Costa Rica in december.
Thanks,
Miles
Costa Rica

Tiger Beetle

Hi again Miles,
As the label on your digital file indicates, you are aware that this is a Tiger Beetle in the subfamily Cicindelinae, but we are unable to locate a species name for you.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck.

Comment provided by Truman
Looks like Pseudoxycheila tarsalis
Apparently it mimics a species of velvet ant

Thank you Truman.  Once you provided a name, we found a photo on Flickr.

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2 Responses to Tiger Beetle from Costa Rica

  1. Truman says:

    Looks like Pseudoxycheila tarsalis

    Apparently it mimics a species of velvet ant

  2. Jackruby says:

    This species is very common in the Monteverde area (where Miles photographed it), and while I was managing an arthropod exhibit there it was common for tourists to show me photos and ask me what sort of ant it was. Even many of the locals thought it was a really large ant.

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