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Wedge-shaped Beetle - Pelecotoma flavipes - male

Wedge-shaped Beetle - Pelecotoma flavipes - Male
Horner Park, Richmond Hill (N43º52'21.2"W079º24'43.3"elev.201m), York Region, Ontario, Canada
July 16, 2008
Size: 5 mm
A number of these were running to and fro on a barkless, standing hardwood trunk.

Unfair ;-)
I have yet to find one of this family, Stephen.

Exception ;-)
Mostly, I'm only just beginning to catch up on some of the many, many families you and Tom have already well-covered :-)
Look for Ptilinus as per Boris' comment here ... and keep revisiting a known emergence site. You may chance upon Pelecotoma eventually.

Very interesting.
A slim little parasitoid.

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