Harlequin Beetle from Nicaragua

pretty beetle
Location: Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua
June 9, 2011 9:00 pm
Dear Bugman,
When I woke up this morning, I found this insect on a door. It’s two front legs are very long, as well as the antennae. When we tried to move it, it hissed. A while later, it flew away.
We are supposed to be in the rainy season, but it has been hot and dry. Hope you know what it is! God bless.
Signature: hector

Harlequin Beetle

Dear Hector,
We always love posting photos of Harlequin Beetles,
Acrocinus longimanus.  Your individual is a male as evidenced by his disproportionately long antennae and front legs.  The species ranges from Mexico to Brazil.

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