Harlequin Beetle in Lucite

Insect ID
Location: ???? but a sticker in plastic casing says Columbia
January 23, 2012 5:21 pm
Hi Bugman,
I teach a 4-6 Special Needs Class and have come across this insect that I would like to ID for my students. It is in an acrylic case. Can you help?
Body…..5 cm long…2.5 cm wide…1 cm thick
Color…..Black and Brown
Antenna…..10 cm long with segments (about 9)
Wings…..looks like 1 pair (hard to tell)
Feet look like they have 2 toe-like extensions
Thanks
Signature: D. Jimenez

Harlequin Beetle in Lucite

Dear D. Jimenez,
This is a Harlequin Beetle,
Acrocinus longimanus, and it does range in Columbia as well as other places in Central and South America.  They are much more impressive and beautiful alive.

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