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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Armoured Darkling Beetle (Anomalipus Sp)

Family Tenebrionidae
Again something without a name. It can be so frustrating at times to know beautiful things like this beetle have not been named yet.
 A large beetle with very distinctive markings.


Gaelyn said...

I name it Striped Joanious Beetle.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

My bugs that are nameless are usually because I cannot find them in my book!! I like Gaelyn's name for it though :-) Diane

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Gaelyn. I like that. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

SO many things have not been named here Diane. This one is so distinctive one would think it received some attention.

Firefly said...

Perhaps if thy don't have a name you should be naming them and register the name