Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:37 am

Thank you for the welcome and the assistance.

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:06 am

Welcome Hennie! 0/*

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:17 am

Thank you. I'll be asking many more questions :-0

My son told me he thinks it is a Omorgus asperulatus but he wasn't 100% sure.

Thank ou

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:20 pm

Welcome, Hennie! X#X

Will send yours and Dewi's on to Prof Braack as well, why not?

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:27 pm

Thank you

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:56 pm

Reply from Prof Braack, Hennie:

The one on the left is a beetle of the family Trogidae, genus Trox, and they feed on carcass leftovers in the late stage of decay, typically bits of sinew etc. Find them at carnivore dung scavenging on bits of undigested animal material as well. The one on the right is a toktokkie of sorts, not sure which one.

Your one is on the first one, Dewi's is the second. \O

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:44 pm

Thank you for all the help. It is appreciated.

I see there are many subspecies in the Trox genus. I will do some more research to identify which one it is.

Thank you once again and thank you to Prof. Braack

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:54 pm

0/* Hennie27

Welcome! Glad to see another member interested in insects :-0 :-0

Seems the Genus Omorgus and Trox both belong in the Family Trogidae (Carcass beetles), but have very different distribution areas, with little overlap, so that will be a key piece of the puzzle in the future. :yes:

Thanks for sharing ^Q^

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:30 am

ExF!! great to have you back 0/0 Everything OK at your place after the hurricane?

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:34 am

Lisbeth wrote:ExF!! great to have you back 0/0 Everything OK at your place after the hurricane?


0/0 Back at 'cha, kiddo \O Thank you for the warm welcome and the concern after the hurricane. O0

We returned to find we had no water (pump broken) so no baths or flushing toilets etc, refrigerators/freezers that had lost power, therefore we had to discard everything as a flourishing crop of mildew/mold had taken over, the gate to the property is broken, and the yard, gardens, etc are a wreck...but that's all material "stuff" that can be replaced, so we're just happy everyone is okay, unlike so many other places (Puerto Rico, etc)

Maybe some "new" species of insects flew in here on the wings of the winds -O- -O- ^Q^ ^Q^

(Can remove this 'cause it's off topic.... ;-) )