Subject: Mylabris (blister) beetle in Kenya
Location: near Malwea River, Rift Valley, Kenya
March 13, 2017 2:22 am
Attached, some photos of a blister beetle found near the Malewa River in the Rift Valley of Kenya. Can you identify the species?
According to iSpot, the genus Mylabris is now classified as Hycleus. We do have several images on our site from Kenya that we identified as Mylabris (now Hycleus) oculata, and though they are similar to your individual, they do appear to be a different species. We have not had any luck with a species identification for you, but perhaps one of our readers will provide a comment with a clue.
Thank you for your help.