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

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

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

Discussion, 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

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#424293
unknown beetle - Melittomma sericeum

unknown beetle - Melittomma sericeum
residential, came to black light, Boone County, Missouri, USA
June 13, 2007
Size: 10 mm
Can't get this strange beetle to key out. Can anybody help? The head is very unusual to me. I've included a poor picture (sorry, I don't have the best equipment for these kinds of pictures). The head has large, fly-like eyes, and the penultimate segment of the labial palps, not the antennae, have the strangest comb-like extension (the 'folded' black structure in the fuzzy close-up picture of the head).

Images of this individual: tag all
unknown beetle - Melittomma sericeum unknown beetle - Melittomma sericeum unknown beetle - Melittomma sericeum unknown beetle - Melittomma sericeum

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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