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Photo#385908
unknown insect - Platydracus maculosus

unknown insect - Platydracus maculosus
Dallas, Oak Cliff, Dallas County, Texas, USA
April 4, 2010
Size: 1"
This was on the concrete next to a flower bed. It didn't fly away, but rather burrowed quickly into the mulch.

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unknown insect - Platydracus maculosus unknown insect - Platydracus maculosus

Moved
Moved from Platydracus.

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Moved from ID Request.

Platydracus
as Ken suggested; the exposed wings make it look unbeetle-like :)

 
We can be sure this is P. mac
We can be sure this is P. maculosus,

Cheers,

Adam

Did a bit more looking...
Looks a bit like Platydracus, or maybe something in that vicinity:



But that's just a guess, and I could be way off, so please wait for an expert opinion.

A Rove Beetle of some kind, I believe.
In the Guide here.

Someone else will probably be able to narrow the ID down for you.

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