Subject: antlike insect
Geographic location of the bug: costa rica Monteverde
Time: 08:25 PM EDT
I took this shot outside the family Van Trapp hotel in Monteverde Costa Rica
I was taking a walk at night and saw this weird insect. I tried to find information but could not find any so I hope you will be able to tell me. Thanks
How you want your letter signed: Terri
This is a Soldier Beetle in the family Cantharidae, and something has gone wrong during the molting process which led to deformed wings. Several years ago, we posted a nearly identical image of a Soldier Beetle from Costa Rica that had undergone a bad molt. Alamy has an image of what the Soldier Beetle should look like, but alas, the species is not identified.