May 29, 2011 12:19 am
Please help to idenditfy these 2 beetles.
Is the beetle in pic 1 a Cicindelidae
( Tiger Beetle )?
The beetle shown in pic 2 & 3 has two humps on its neck. What is it?
Thanks & regards
We agree that the green beetle does seem to resemble the Tiger Beetles in the subfamily Cicindelidae. Furthermore, we believe the two beetles you have submitted have many similarities and they may be closely related. Hopefully our readership may be able to contribute a more specific identification.
Update: April 8, 2013
We have been advised through comments that neither beetle is likely a Tiger Beetle. The second photo has been tentatively identified as a Darkling Beetle in the genus Strongylium, thanks to a comment from David who has an image posted on FlickR.
Update: December 1, 2013
A comment from David Moh just arrived and we agree that the upper image appears to be the Tiger Beetle Neocollyris celebensis, which is pictured on Southeast Asian Beetles.