Cerapterus, a ground beetle, Carabidae, from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens. ID by mgeiser.

A nocturnal insect in Kapenguria, Kenya. July 2014. Length about 9mm.

Without the help of M.Geiser I would not have had a clue as to the taxonomic placement of this beetle. Enlarged pectinate antennae and the fringes on the legs make this a very unique insect. I've been told that these beetles are associated with ant nests where the larvae/adults are inquilines.

Carabidae (Paussinae) -- Ground Beetle Family

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Kenya Natural History

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