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mcclarinj

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

No field notes other than date and location.

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mcclarinj

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

Collected from dead fronds of Prestoea acuminata palm.

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mcclarinj

Date

August 5, 2016

Description

Collected by beating foliage of Chusquea scabdens bamboo over insect net. Frequently found by this method.

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mcclarinj

Date

February 13, 2018

Description

Collected from dead hanging leaves of a tree in family Melastomataceae.

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mcclarinj

Date

November 12, 2019

Description

Species collected from dead hanging leaves of various tree species.

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mcclarinj

Date

September 15, 2016

Description

This small, reddish Telephanus (family Silvanidae) is the dominant Telephanus species I have encountered on dead fronds of Prestoea acuminata palms on or near my cloud forest property, Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, ~2100 meters elevation. Other Telephanus species and at least one Euplatamus species have been encountered rarely. This Telephanus seems to arrive later than another silvanid species, a new genus I found that is apparently closer to Euplatamus. Samples of each in all life stages are being collected for DNA study and description.

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mcclarinj

Date

April 19, 2019

Description

May have come from subcortical (under bark) space. It appeared in my insect net that I had held below a loose flap of fairly fresh bark I had lifted to check for beetles. The genus is not known from the subcortical microhabitat so far as I know.

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mcclarinj

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

Telephanus collected with no field notes except date and location.

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mcclarinj

Date

April 16, 2019

Description

Another "red slash" Calopteron (fam. Lycidae) from near my cloud forest property, Cosanga, Napo Ecuador, 2100m elevation. I don't do "observations" so why am I including it when I already have an example posted? It's because the transverse band in this case is much wider and not as red as in my other photo.

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Pleasing Fungus Beetles Family Erotylidae

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mcclarinj

Date

August 30, 2019

Description

A new-for-me "Pleasing Fungus Beetle" (fam. Erotylidae) that I plucked off a leaf on my cloud forest property, Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, 2100m elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

September 5, 2019

Description

Pseudispa sp. (Fam. Chrysomelidae, subfam. Cassidinae) caught in malaise trap on my cloud forest property, Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, 2100m elevation. I don't generally post "observations," just examples of the species I have found. However, I've added this photo despite my prior example of this species because it is a better image

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Net-winged Beetles Family Lycidae

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mcclarinj

Date

September 5, 2019

Description

Lycid beetle (fam. Lycidae) caught in malaise trap on my cloud forest property, Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, 2100m elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

April 23, 2019

Description

Phloeolaemus sp. (fam. Laemophloeidae) collected from dead hanging tree leaves in Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, 2100m elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

February 24, 2018

Description

Phloeolaemus sp. (fam. Laemophloeidae) collected from dead hanging tree leaves in Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, 2100m elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

August 22, 2019

Description

Phloeolaemus sp. (fam. Laemophloeidae) collected from dead hanging tree leaves in Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, 2100m elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

May 1, 2019

Description

Epopterus sp. (fam. Endomchidae) from Tena, Napo, Ecuador, about 500 meters elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

May 1, 2019

Description

Epopterus sp. (fam. Endomchidae) from Tena, Napo, Ecuador, about 500 meters elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

June 18, 2013

Description

Epopterus sp. (fam. Endomchidae) from Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador,

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mcclarinj

Date

December 14, 2013

Description

Calopteron sp (fam. Lycidae). Either a species or a color morph that is part of the minor mimicry ring in my locale that sports these colors. The two other members are a Pteroplatus pulcher cerambycid and a new genus of Lampyridae. Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, ~2100 meters elevation.

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Firefly Beetles Family Lampyridae

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mcclarinj

Date

November 30, 2017

Description

Nov. gen. Lampyridae, female. Whether this is a distinct species or just a color morph is undetermined at this point. However, the trasverse red slash near the elytral midpoint places it in a minor mimicry ring in my region with two other members known so far, a Pteroplatus cerambycid and a Calopteron Lycid beetle. Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, ~2100 meters elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

April 4, 2019

Description

I think this is just a color morph of Pteroplatus pulcher (fam. Cerambycidae) that places it in a minor mimicry ring in my region that features blue-black body except for a transverse red slash near the mid-point of the elytra. Other members are a new-genus lampyrid and a Calopteron lycid beetle. Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador

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Net-winged Beetles Family Lycidae

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mcclarinj

Date

May 27, 2017 08:58 PM HST

Description

Lycid beetle I caught mid-flight in "downtown" Cosanga as I waited for an inter-provincial bus. It is unusual for the region because its color pattern approximates that of the lower elevation orange & black mimicry ring. I have collect just two others with similar colors/markings in the region. Napo province, Ecuador, ~2000 meters elevation.

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Net-winged Beetles Family Lycidae

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mcclarinj

Date

July 23, 2015 02:43 PM HST

Description

OK I seem to have a disagreement between experts. This was originally identified as Mesopteron sp., a net-wing beetle (family Lycidae) from on or near my cloud forest property, Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, ~2100 meters elevation. However I am now informed by a PhD candidate who is describing specimens of this group that it is an undescribed genus in the tribe Leptolycini.

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Net-winged Beetles Family Lycidae

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mcclarinj

Date

January 27, 2010 10:54 AM HST

Description

Unicolored Colopteron sp. (fam. Lycidae) seems to be the exception among lycid beetles. Found at or near the Yanayacu Biological Station, Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, ~2050m elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

September 12, 2004 03:42 PM HST

Description

Calopteron sp. (fam. Lycidae) found in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, around 200 meters elevation.

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Net-winged Beetles Family Lycidae

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mcclarinj

Date

July 2, 2013 01:13 PM HST

Description

Lycomorphon nov. sp. (family Lampyridae) that is a likely mimic model. Captured by hand in mid-flight. Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, 2000+ meters

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Net-winged Beetles Family Lycidae

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mcclarinj

Date

July 2, 2013 12:44 PM HST

Description

Net-wing beetle (family Lycidae) that is a likely mimic model. Captured by hand in mid-flight. Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, 2000+ meters.

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mcclarinj

Date

October 31, 2015

Description

Two Macrolygistopterus spp (fam. Lycidae) found near my cloud forest property, Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, ~2100 meters elevation. This observation surely violates the rules since it contains two apparent species. However, I think it would make an excellent taxon image.

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mcclarinj

Date

September 5, 2019

Description

I found a fancy Macrolygistopterus larva in the rotting top of a fencepost in Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, ~2100 meters elevation. I decided to try to rear it. By luck, the larva was almost ready to pupate, producing a pupa the likes of which I had never seen before. Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, ~2150m elevation.

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mcclarinj

Date

July 27, 2018

Description

Found in dead hanging leaves of plantain in Tandapi, Pichincha, Ecuador, 1450m elevation.

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