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#1 cfreidsma

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

Found this in Grand Haven Michigan in a wood pile. At first I thought it was some sort of larva, but realized it has wings. This thing had me confused for a few minutes. I am thinking it is some species of rove beetle. 

 

Assuming it is carnivorous for now. 

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:33 PM

Yes, it is indeed a rove beetle, my guess is Platydracus maculosus, see here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/14441

Live, soft bodied prey like small crickets/roaches or mealworms should work nicely as a diet. :)

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:10 AM

Nice find.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:21 PM

Yes, it is indeed a rove beetle, my guess is Platydracus maculosus, see here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/14441

Live, soft bodied prey like small crickets/roaches or mealworms should work nicely as a diet. :)

 

That looks like it :) thanks 







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