Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Giving Tuesday

Do you use BugGuide? Please consider a monetary gift on this Giving Tuesday.

Your donation to BugGuide is tax-deductible.


Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#32094
Stenelmis crenata

Stenelmis crenata
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
August 14, 2005
These elmids are immersed in a drop of water -- their natural environment -- to show the richness of their markings. They waited patiently in a moist jar for over a month, so I freed them after this photo shoot.

Images of this individual: tag all
Stenelmis crenata Stenelmis crenata

A note about longevity
A month in a jar is nothing for these little guys. They've been known to live in the strangest environments for more than a year. Cole (1957) kept an elmid alive in a small vial in his office for over a year. : )

Compliments.
Just wanted to compliment Jim for continuing to bring us multiple images of very unique beetles! He may have single-handedly submitted more new families to bugguide than anyone else. Keep up the great work:-)

 
Thanks
Possibly more beetle families, but who's counting? If I had to guess, I'd say Tom Murray has more by dint of sheer number of images. That's 3,816 photos posted here at last count!!!

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.