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Photo#18538
fire-colored beetle - Schizotus cervicalis - male

fire-colored beetle - Schizotus cervicalis - Male
Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 27, 2005
Size: about 7-8mm
Is this a Neopyrochroa flabellata?

Schizotus cervicalis
It is Schizotus cervicalis. Note the whitish lines along the edge of the elytra and along the elytral suture.

 
Thanks
for the ID to species. I googled Schizotus cervicalis, and Cedar Creek has an image of the same beetle.

No.
Quite sure this is not N. flabellata, as the male antennae in that species are not nearly so plumose. This might even be in a different genus. You should send this image to Dr. Daniel K. Young at U of Wisconsin. He is THE authority on these (plus Pedilus).

 
I found the website for Dr. D
I found the website for Dr. Daniel K. Young at U of Wisconsin, but the email address listed on the site didn't work. The antennae really are different, and it flew off as I was taking the picture.

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