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Need help with beetle family identification!!

 
 
Reply Fri 6 May, 2016 06:56 pm
If anyone knows what family any of these beetles are in I would greatly appreciate it! Am completing a project on pitfall traps in Ecuador.

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B7GNZ05YMOSxeHcwa0hPWnJ2N0U

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lizardgal13
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2016 09:33 am
@lizardgal13,
accessible link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7GNZ05YMOSxeHcwa0hPWnJ2N0U
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2016 07:38 pm
@lizardgal13,
One of them looks vaguely like it might have the thorax of a click beetle (Family: Elateridae), but I couldn't say for sure if it's related or not.

All three beetles look different to me. Maybe different enough to be in different Families.

Any effective beetle identification (by photo alone) is going to require clear top and bottom photo's as well as carapace exposed wings extended.
lizardgal13
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2016 07:45 pm
@rosborne979,
thank you!
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