Beetle With Humpy Back
March 4, 2012 5:27 pm
Hi again, but what is this curious looking beetle with strange bumps at its back. We sometimes see this during our outdoor trekking in one forest trail here. Thanks.
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Thanks. I understand. But can you possibly reply back if ever the bug is identified and is posted in your site, at least I would be notified. Thanks again. 🙂
We do not recognize your Beetle, but we have posted the photo. Leave a comment on the posting and you should be notified in the future if we receive a comment that identifies your fascinating creature. It somewhat resembles a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, but we don’t believe that is correct. Eric Eaton once wrote that if we are unsure of the family, a good bet to check is the Darkling Beetle family Tenebrionidae. We are linking to both the BugGuide Leaf Beetle page and the BugGuide Darkling Beetle page even though Bugguide is a North American insect site.