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Odd red beetle - Neandra brunnea

Odd red beetle - Neandra brunnea
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
Size: 3/4 of an inch - 1 inch?
Another beetle attracted to my summer-night porch lights. It's not a stag beetle (which we DO have in the area). I can't say too much about it. sorry. :/
Like the Reticulated beetle I posted earlier, it played dead for me, but with jaws wide open.

Moved
to the species page. Nice find up here in New England!

 
Thank you. :D It really feel
Thank you. :D
It really feels great to be able to contribute to something that can be of use to others.

Neandra (Parandra) brunnea
Believe it or not this is a Long-horned Beetle in the Cerambycidae.

 
Scepticism
I dunno... I've seen plenty of Long horns in & this doesn't seem like one.
...
Oh wow! You're right! D:
My apologize!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Longhorn_Parandra_brunnea_1.jpg

Wow... that has to be the most un-longhorn-like longhorn I've seen. :D

 
I don't blame you for being s
I don't blame you for being sceptical, it really does look like it belongs with the stag beetles rather than Cerambycidae.

 
Well, scaraboid beetle all (t
Well, scaraboid beetles all (to my knowledge) have lobed antenna that can be collapsed into a club shape, so I was somewhat certain it wasn't a stag beetle.
It looked a little like a darkling beetle (a very, very little), but honestly, I hadn't the slightest idea what to make of it.
All I knew was that jaws like that are good for chewing into wood.

 
Actually,
lucanids (stag beetles) can't collapse their antennal laminae together and they are scaraboids. I think there may be others also.

 
huh...
I never knew that...

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