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Large 'armoured' insect - Cyphoderris

Large 'armoured' insect - Cyphoderris
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
July 4, 2017
Size: 1.5 inches (ish)
I have never seen this insect (bug, beetle???) before. It was Spotted at 11:30pm emerging from a crack between my house and the concrete slab of the patio. No other bugs seemed to be scurrying around that night, which is highly unusual. It did circuits of the slab before feasting on an uncooked blob of pizza dough. It has two antenna, the image makes it look like 4. It also has dual 'exhausts' (lol), and what seems like a rather heavily armoured body. I have not seen it fly and I image it cannot seeing as how it does not have a split down the center of its abdomen.

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Large 'armoured' insect - Cyphoderris Large 'armoured' 6 legged insect found in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. - Cyphoderris

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Likely Cyphoderris monstrosa, definitely female
Probably a Cyphoderris monstrosa based on what appear to be Anders' organs just posterior to the wing pads. C. buckelli don't have these stridulatory organs.

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