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little black & brown beetle - Strophosoma melanogrammum

little black & brown beetle - Strophosoma melanogrammum
Thompson Falls State Park, Sanders County, Montana, USA
May 24, 2014
Next to a pond.

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little black & brown beetle - Strophosoma melanogrammum little black & brown beetle - Strophosoma melanogrammum

Strophosoma melanogrammum
Thank you both. It does look very weird. I'll have to go back this summer and see if I can find any more of these oddly colored ones.

 
take a normal one and put a drop of water on its back
the effect will be the same but you'll save yourself a lot of time looking for odd ones in the wild

 
watered down
I will try that!

can't be anything else; looks weird, prob. soaked in dew
Moved from ID Request.

Entiminae
One of those Broad-nosed Weevils..
Hope all is going good for you Lynette, my friend...

Gary

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