What kind of beetle is this?
Location: Lagoa Azul, Penha Longa, Sintra, Portugal
January 20, 2012 5:33 am
I ran into this beetle and have searched along almost all of your beetles in WTB but didn’t found it.
Maybe you could help me identify what kind of beetle this is. It seems some kind of Longhorn Beetle.
This was taken near a lake in Portugal. It is very common beetle in here. It was taken in the winter and this beetle has about 5cm long.
Can you please help me identify this beetle?
Signature: Diogo Ferreira
We hoped you enjoyed browsing through all of our beetles, the most numerous category on our website, but alas, you were searching the wrong category. This is not a Beetle. It is a True Bug. We quickly identified it as Lygaeus equestris and we found numerous photos on the FlickRiver page of the world’s best photos of Lygaeus equestris. It can also be found on the Encyclopedia of Life website. The genus Lygaeus belongs to the Seed Bug family Lygaeidae.
Thank you very much. You were of great help.
I was indeed a little lost…
Thanks once again.