Wrinkled Bark Beetle

Superfamily Rhysodoidea

Antennae beadlike. These beetles are considered to be primitive members of the Adephaga.


Identification: Shape distinctive: elongate-slender, body widest near apex of FW, tapering anteriorly. Antennae short, headlike. Pronotum grooved. FW striate. Dorsal surface black or reddish, shiny. 5-8 mm.

Larvae of these beetles bore beneath bark of decaying beech, ash, elm, and pine. Adults are found beneath bark, and often hibernate in groups.

Superfamily Caraboidea Antennae threadlike. Terrestrial, aquatic, or semiaquatic.

TIGER BEETLES Family Cicindelidae

Identification: Shape distinctive: FW nearly parallel-sided or somewhat wider apically, pronotum narrower than FW, head at eyes as wide as or wider than pronotum. Antennae inserted above base of mandibles. Legs long, slender. Brownish, black, or green, often patterned, some iridescent and very colorful. 6-40 (mostly 10-20) mm.

Tiger beetles are active, fast-running, fast-flying, and quite a challenge to collect. They are common and occur in bright sunlight in open sandy areas, on sandy beaches, and on open paths or lanes. Their dexterity and strong mandibles make

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