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Longhorned Beetle? - Stereopalpus vestitus

Longhorned Beetle? - Stereopalpus vestitus
Shelby, Little Point Sable, Oceana County, Michigan, USA
July 25, 2007
Longhorned beetle or something? Thanks... found on some beach grass on Lake Michigan.

Moved from Stereopalpus.

Hey everyone!
Good news. I found another one of these guys on the lake this year. Size was DEFINITELY closer to a half an inch. See it here:


Anthicidae: Eurygeniinae: Stereopalpus sp
S. vestitus is likely, but not certain.

Reminds me of
Reto*comus. An inch seems too big though. How about a half-inch?

I don't think thats it
Looks more like Synchroidae or Melandryidae.

The wide head on skinny "neck"
made me think immediately of Anthi*cidae. I have not seen the anteriorally narrowing pronotum on either of the groups you mention. There are quite a few Reto*comus although you will not find them in the main list of Nearctica. Check this link however.

I guess I should look closer at the image. You're right of course.

I think Jim is right on the Anthicidae track. I believe this to be a Stereopalpus. We get them in Wisconsin on beach grass along the Lake Michigan shoreline also. Dr. Dan Young identified ours as S. vestitus.

One of which
is shown on the Cedar Creek site.

That certainly has some similar characteristics...

also check Macratia
I´m not much into these guys, but it reminds me much of Macratia (Pedilidae/now Anthicidae), but maybe I should just keep out of it..haha

Probably was...
This was from a couple of months ago and I'm horrible at estimating...

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