Subject:  Torquoise headed beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Todos Santos, Mexico
Date: 01/09/2019
Time: 05:05 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi!  This gorgeous fellow tried to bite my husband on our holiday.  I can’t find a pic anywhere of what it might be and was hoping for your help to identify it.
We will enjoy hearing back from you!
Thank you – The Andresen Family
How you want your letter signed:  Kelly Andresen

Ruby Click Beetle

Dear Kelly,
This gorgeous Beetle is a Ruby Click Beetle, and we are curious about the “bite” you mentioned.  Click Beetles are not venomous nor poisonous, and they are not known to “bite” humans, though we recall Eric Eaton stating once that “if it has a mouth, it can bite.”

Wow!  So fun to learn about this guy, thank you!
And regarding the “bite”, the beetle must have been on the back of hubby’s shirt .  He felt a sharp pain on his neck and swept at it as quick as he felt it.  There was no mark that I could see, but it is still good to know they aren’t poisonous!  They sure are pretty!
Thank you again,
Location: Todos Santos, Mexico

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