The Friday Beetle returns with a splash of elytral color!

Darkling beetle (Tenebrionidae) Kibale Forest, Uganda

I found this insect walking about on a rotting log in a Ugandan Forest. It is unusually gaudy for a tenebrionid, a family which typically favors grays, blacks, and browns. I don’t know the species- if you recognize it, please speak up!


photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/13, 1/250th second
Diffused overhead twin flash