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Help me identify this beetle - Eurymycter fasciatus

Help me identify this beetle - Eurymycter fasciatus
Nominingue N 46 24' W 74 57', Labelle County, Quebec, Canada
July 25, 2007
I would like to know what species this is and whether this little fellow is harmful/helpful/indifferent to my garden/trees/house

And besides, I am just curious - I don't recognize this beetle at all - is it new to the area as a result of climate change?

Eurymycter fasciatus (Ol.)
Moved from Eurymycter.

Barry Valentine det. His comment: "The Eurymycter is, as best I can tell, fasciatus (Olivier) - Dave Kissinger and I have both taken it on the trunks of fallen hemlock - which seems like an odd choice for an anthribid. There are other hosts, but I need to return to Ohio to get details. When motionless on a fallen tree, it is astonishingly like a bird dropping!"

Eurymycter fasciatus
Thanks for the replies. I have been able to find photos at

that seem to confirm the species as Eurymycter fasciatus

Grain of salt
Hi Ross,

Just a word of caution. I would not rely on that to confirm the beetle to species. Although it is most likely a Eurymycter (I am no anthribid expert), only someone who knows the family/genus well or took the time to track down a key would be able to say for sure what species it is. American Beetles indicates there are 3 NA species. These probably all look superficially very similar. I have no idea what each species range is.

Fungus Weevil
namely family Anthribidae. Very nice species, maybe new for BugGuide.

Genus is Eurymycter.

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