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Photo#327719
beetle mimic of Formica subsericea - Euderces picipes

beetle mimic of Formica subsericea - Euderces picipes
Shaw Nature Reserve near Gray Summit, Franklin County, Missouri, USA
May 25, 2009
Size: 6 mm
The picture doesn't render well how this beetle could be taken for the named ant in the field. Is this a cerambycid?

Plant enthusiasts will note the flower is that of Swertia caroliniensis.

Moved
Moved from Longhorned Beetles.

Reminds us of
Euderces picipes, see

 
Yup...
Euderces picipes - one of the most effective ant mimic around.

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