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Old Wednesday 18th July 2012, 01:57   #1
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Hello again...

I found this rascal in the raspberry patch. What a strange looking bug! His wing "panels" look oddly small for flight. He just fell to the ground when I reached out to him. Help....what is it??? Thanks so much, Andrea
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Old Wednesday 18th July 2012, 06:45   #2
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Hi Andrea, your beetle doesn´t fly with the Elytrons (you call them "wing panels") but with the wings under it. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maybug.jpg or http://www.earwigs-online.de/movies/movies_kaefer.html
Sadly I don´t know the species.
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Thanks for the 2 links, Roman. Very interesting!!! Andrea
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It's a bee beetle of some sort (tribe: Trichiini). It does look a lot like Trichiotinus assimilis.
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