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beetle - Priognathus monilicornis

beetle - Priognathus monilicornis
Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 1, 2007
Size: ~12mm
Not sure what kind of beetle this is.

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beetle - Priognathus monilicornis beetle - Priognathus monilicornis

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Priognathus monilicornis
Darren Pollock emailed me to say, "It certainly is P. monilicornis." He attached a photo he took of a specimen of this species. Pythidae is a small family and we now stand three species away from having a complete nearctic set on bugguide.

If you get a chance to revisit that log, Tom, You might find some larvae. It would be interesting to see how they differ from genus Pyt*ho.

 
Good detective work Jim
You were right with your initial identification! Now to find the missing ones.
Finding the log it was on might be difficult. I know the location, but have no idea which log it was on.

I'm curious too!
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that this is Priognat*hus monilicor*nis, the Pyth*idae species I have not been able to find depicted anywhere. I base this guess on the Pyth*o-like near-filiform antennae, the general Pyth*o-like shape and dimensions of the beetle, the Pyth*o-like punctuation of the head and pronotum, and, if I am muddling through the Latin correctly, the agreement with the Latin name.

Did you find it on or under bark? If it was on a log, there may be more under the bark.

 
That would be nice
to have a new genus.
I believe it was on a fallen log, and I didn't look under the bark for any others.

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