Friday, May 25, 2012

Encaustes Fungus Beetle (Encaustes praenobilis), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beetle is from the family of Erotylidae under genus of Encaustes . The scientific name for this species is Encaustes praenobilis.





This beetle has cylindrical or elongate shape of body. The back ground color of body is shiny dark brown, with orange marks at the pronotum and all corners of elytra. The legs are dark brown color while the under side of tarsus are in orange color. The length of body is about 22mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera - Beetles
Suborder : Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Superfamily : Cucujoidea
Family : Erotylidae - Pleasing Fungus Beetles
Genus : Encaustes
Specific name : praenobilis
Scientific name :  Encaustes praenobilis

References:
http://sheila.parfe.jp/akita_light/archives/2499
http://www.zin.ru/Animalia/Coleoptera/eng/enccrukm.htm
http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/E/Encaustes_praenobilis/  >> Taxon



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