Subject: Beetle from the Madre de Dios region of Peru
Location: Los Amigos Biological Station (CICRA), Madre de Dios, Peru
June 14, 2017 7:17 am
Recently, I went to the Peruvian Amazon and saw some pretty amazing insect life! However, I’m having a really tough time identifying most of them, although I’ve gotten a couple out of sheer luck. I was wondering if you could help me with this one, if not a couple more afterward! Most of them aren’t great pictures or anything, but any help would be wonderful!
Signature: Sincerely, Noah
We thought this resembled a Pleasing Fungus Beetle in the family Erotylidae, and we quickly found this image on FlickR that is identified as Scaphidomorphus bosci. The species is also pictured on Encyclopedia of Life and iNaturalist.