Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:45 pm
Adults and larvae of all trogid beetles feed mostly on various sources of keratin and in the Kalahari they invade old carcasses and may stay there up to two years
Where have you found it, Mel?
Just an aside, the carcass beetles are also very common (in my experience) at Kieliekrankie. They are attracted to the lights at night and form "stacks" as they line up on one another's backs.
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:46 pm
Do you have one to show us?
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:39 pm
You know me
, if it moves I snap its picture
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:57 pm
wow... some nice pictures and species
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:18 pm
Some pictures that I believe is the same wasp as BluTuna posted here viewtopic.php?p=245617#p245207
Taken in Singida Region of Tanzania, just north of Singida Town, January 21 2016 in a sack garden
the yellow bug in the spiderweb to the right appeared to be their main prey, they were always bringing them to the holes, except sometimes they seemed to be a bit cumbersome to carry for example, this one got dropped in a spiderweb and the wasp couldn't get it back out.
iNaturalist observation http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3038116
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:00 am
Interesting pics, Tadrisa and welcome to AW
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:46 pm
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:44 pm
The yellow bug is an Ovaleye Spittlebug, family Aphrophoridae, perhaps a Ptyelus sp.
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