Click Beetle from Peru: Semiotus sanguinicollis

Subject: Click Beetle??
Location: Blancio Claylick, Madre de Dios, Peru
March 12, 2013 8:32 am
Is it possible to id this beetle (Click beetle??) to specie-level?
Photo taken November 9, 2009
Signature: Kristian

Click Beetle
Click Beetle:  Semiotus sanguinicollis

Hi Kristian,
Wow, this is a beautiful beetle, and we agree that it appears to be a Click Beetle in the family Elateridae.  We don’t know if we will be able to come up with a species ID as the morning is passing and we must catch a train.  We found a match identified as
Semiotus sp, but we are having trouble linking to the siteInsect Sale lists it as Semiotus sanguinicollis.  The University of South Dakota website confirms that the genus is correct.

Click Beetle
Click Beetle: Semiotus sanguinicollis

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