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beetle - Hololepta

beetle - Hololepta
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
December 9, 2005
Size: 7mm,H-1.5mm
I found this dead little beetle about 6 inches from some old dried up fruit I have laying in the yard. It was very flat.

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beetle - Hololepta beetle - Hololepta

is the family this one belongs in. Not fuit eaters, but might have been interested in larvae that were eating the fruit.

I agree, a Hister Beetle in the genus Hololepta. The flat size you mention is related to the habitat in which I usually find them: under bark.

Nice images!


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

Thank you,
Now thats fast service. There were also quite a few torn apart large millipedes surrounding the area, but yes plenty of flies, beetles, and hornets still visit.

There could be glow worms there
I think glow worms feed exclusively on millipedes, so those millipede parts could indicate their presence.

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