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Soft bodied red beetle, in mixed forest (beech, hemlock, red spruce).   - Dictyoptera aurora

Soft bodied red beetle, in mixed forest (beech, hemlock, red spruce). - Dictyoptera aurora
Greenfield Center, Saratoga County, New York, USA
April 24, 2010
Size: 3/8 inch
Is this in the firefly beetle family? If we get an ID, does anyone know what the larvae host plant is? Just curious if this is incorporating toxins, or just mimicking something that is? Thank you!! Kenny

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Not an expert, but
I agree with WonGun. This is the Golden Net-wing. It shares the same superfamily with fireflies, but is in a different family. According to the Guide, its larvae are predators under bark (so they don't have a food plant).

Not an ID.
It looks like



But, please wait for an expert.

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