Subject: Long abdomen shor wings
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
July 21, 2015 8:05 am
Hello Mr Bugman.
I found this insect flying around in my room.
The noise was loud, and when I caught the insect, small babies were coming out of it.
What’s the name of this insect?
Signature: Erick Rodas
We would have been totally stumped had we not identified a Ship Timber Beetle in the genus Atractocerus in the past. Though the image is too blurry to be certain, we believe what you have mistaken for “small babies” are actually phoretic mites.
That’s the one! Thank you a lot!
I really appreciate it.. And well, now I know! Thanks!