Mt. Washington, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
July 6, 2007
Size: about 6.3 mm
I found this beetle crawling on a rocky trail and thought at first it was a dark clic*k beetle because it held its antennae back alongside the pronotum when I posed a threat to it just as many elate*rids do. However, a closer look through my pocket loupe made me think it was something else.
It has filiform antennae composed of oblong antennomeres except for the first three, which are very bead-like. Its short head/face, coarse vestiture top and bottom, and lack of a clicking mechanism or large palps give me no hints. I could use some help.
This find was one of the many collateral benefits in my Forest Service-approved search for Py*tho str*ictus