Subject: Interesting Tenebrionid that needs an ID…
Geographic location of the bug: Belize, Central America
Time: 11:36 PM EDT
Hi bugman! In August 2017, we collected this beautiful Tenebrionid in Central Belize in the Northern Maya Mountains. Elevation at this site is about 700-ft and it is primarily Tropical Broadleaf Forest. I thought I would put it up on your site to see if anyone may have an ID for it or at least some direction we could go for an ID. And yes, we did have a collecting permit from Belize plus a 3-177 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the collections. Thank you very much.
How you want your letter signed: David Wyatt
We are posting your Darkling Beetle image as requested. This is sure a brightly colored Darkling Beetle. We hope you are able to eventually get a correct identification.
3 thoughts on “Unknown Darkling Beetle from Belize”
Just a wild guess: Hegemona sp. http://www.alexanderwild.com/keyword/Hegemona;hegemona;tenebrionidae/Well… May be the antennae are too different.
We just returned from holiday and now we have to play catch up with all the mail we have received.
Most likely an Apsida sp.