Harlequin Beetle from Brazil

Harlequin Beetle in Jacareí, Brazil
Location:  Jacareí, state of São Paulo, Brazil, South America
October 11, 2010 9:18 am
Hey, just wanted to thank you for your site. I’m always running across interesting bugs here in Brazil, and often wonder what kind of insect I’m looking at. In this case, this beauty was just on the sidewalk here in town, and I had my iPhone and handy and snapped this photo. I didn’t have anything handy to set beside it to convey the size, but the body alone was at least 3 inches long.
Thanks to your site, I was able to quickly identify it.
Keep up the good work!
Signature:  Kiko

Harlequin Beetle

Dear Kiko,
Your cellular telephone photo of a magnificent Harlequin Beetle,
Acrocinus longimanus, is of a much higher quality than what we have come to expect from phones.

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