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Spotted Beetle - Glischrochilus vittatus

Spotted Beetle - Glischrochilus vittatus
Creighton, Northern, Saskatchewan, Canada
April 19, 2012
Size: ~5mm
I found this little guy crawling around in the compost bin. Ideas?

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another nice find, Harvey!
not listed for Saskatchewan in the 1991 Canada and Alaska checklist

Moved from ID Request.

 
Thanks!
We still have patchy snow on the ground and it's still pretty cold, but I thought I would check the compost bin as that always seems to have something crawling around in it this early in the season up here.

 
where i grew up, a couple of Glischrochilus spp. +
+ several other nits, histerids, etc. are all members of the birch sap community, and therefore show up very early in the season

 
That would
explain it, because other than that all I found was a couple of small flies. Thanks!

 
provincial record confirmed by A.R. Cline
his comment: "this is one of my favorite Nearctic Glischrochilus... great catch!"

 
Thank You
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