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Subject: Beetle
Location: 25.6476206516667,45.8937318516667
March 5, 2016 5:24 am
Hello Bugman
I found this beetle in central Saudi Arabia. It seemed quite large, nearly 2 inches.
Thanks for your time.
Signature: Peter

Jewel Beetle

Jewel Beetle

Dear Peter,
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae.  We located an image identified only by family on FlickR that looks very similar, and following up on that we found an image on FlickR identified as
Julodis speculifer dicksonae, also found in Saudi Arabia.  Continued research indicates there are many similar looking species in the genus based on this FlickRiver page, so while we are quite confident we have the correct family and genus Julodis, we cannot provide a definitive species identification.

Dear Daniel
Many thanks for your fast response.
I looked at a few of the beetles on Flickr that you linked to and I think it looks most like this one:
Julodis iris Laporte & Gory 1835
View on www.flickr.com
It’s called J. iris and it may be relevant that it was found among the wild iris fields there, flowering at just this time of year!
Best wishes
Peter

Subject: Purple beetle found at Machu Picchu
Location: Machu Picchu, Peru
March 3, 2016 6:59 pm
One of my friend encountered this beetle at Machu Picchu.
She would like to identify the insect.
The first picture is the one she took.
By googling extensively, I found only one picture of the beetle.
The second picture is the one I found. It was also taken at Machu Picchu. And, the photographer wrote it is scarab. Looking at the shape, I doubt is is a scarab.
Could you identify the beetle?
Signature: Masaya

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Dear Masaya,
This is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, not a Scarab Beetle.  We located a matching image on Project Noah, but it is not identified beyond the family.  Perhaps Cesar Crash of Insetologia will have additional information.

Daniel,
Thank you very much for your answer. I was surprised that you found this so soon. I was searching internet for hours and found just the scarab information.
Thank you, again.
Masaya
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Subject: Rove Beetle
Location: Santa Cruz do sul, Rs, Brasil
March 2, 2016 8:02 am
Hello I was with my sister photographing some wildlife animals near my house , when in the midst of a trunk partially eaten by termites came across this peculiar insect that had never seen in my life , so I looked about and did not find much thing , only that he is an insect of the family Staphylinidae follows insect photos , I hope you like .
Signature: Tiago Back

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

Dear Tiago,
The first time we saw an image of this stunning Rove Beetle from the genus
Glenus, we were quite amazed.  The colors are striking.

Subject: Is this a click beetle
Location: Costa rica
March 2, 2016 6:56 am
I saw this in the rain forest near limon in Costa rica. I think its a click beetle.
Signature: James Roberts

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

Dear James,
This really is a pretty Click Beetle in the family Elateridae.  We believe we have correctly identified it as Semiotus insignis on the South Dakota State University site where the range is listed as “Mexico; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Costa Rica; Panama.”  Clicking on the thumbnail produces this enlargement.  We found several other images of mounted specimens online, including this individual for sale on BugManiac, but we couldn’t locate a single image of a living individual.  That makes your submission unique on the web, at least for an identified individual.

Subject: Can’t figure out what bug this is!
Location: Virginia
February 29, 2016 8:56 pm
Hi,
I can’t figure out what kind of bug this is but I have come across a few of them in my apartment. Would you be able to tell me what it is?
Signature: Thanks!

Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetle

You have Carpet Beetles, a common Household Pest.

Subject: Green beetle identification
Location: Zimbabwe
February 27, 2016 6:27 am
Hi there,
I found an interesting bug that looks similar to the fruit chafer in Harare Zimbabwe. I was wider ing if I could send you a picture for identification?
Kind regards gordon
Signature: Gordon

Flower Chafer: Dicranorrhina derbyana

Flower Chafer: Dicranorrhina derbyana

Dear Gordon,
While your individual shares many characteristics with the Regal Fruit Chafer,
Ranzania splendens, it is actually a Flower Chafer, Dicranorrhina derbyana, a species represented several times on our site.  According to iNaturalist:  “These attractive beetles are mainly present in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa” and there are at least six subspecies that represent differences in color, markings and other bodily attributes.