Firefly from Costa Rica

Subject: Maybe a Cassidinae from Costa Rica?
Location: -83:12:28; 8:41:45
March 28, 2014 1:02 pm
Hello bugman,
right now i’m in costa rica for studying orchid bees and their behavior.
Another thing that i have to do is to create a photo book with determinated animals.
Today i found this little bug, but since i’m really not an expert in this kind of stuff, i would really apreciate if you guys could help me with this.
my first guess is a cassinidae, but maybe i’m totally wrong.
best wishes,
Signature: René

What's That Beetle???
What’s That Beetle???:  A Firefly

Hi René,
We do not believe this is a Tortoise Beetle in the subfamily Cassidinae.  The antennae are wrong.  We believe this is in the superfamily Elateroidea, which includes Click Beetles, Fireflies and other families with similar body shape and potentially feathered antennae, and you can see some similar looking beetles on BugGuide.  We are posting your images and we will continue to research your request.

What's That Beetle???
Firefly from Costa Rica

Update:  March 30, 2014
Thanks to a comment from Cesar Crash who runs Insetologia in Brazil, we now know that this is a Firefly, Lamprocera picta which can be viewed on Bold Systems Taxonomy Browser.

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