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Beetle - Platynus decentis

Beetle - Platynus decentis
Pine River, Cass County, Minnesota, USA
July 31, 2010
Any ID for this beetle? Found crawling on the side of a birch tree. Thanks.

Moved
Moved from Platynus.

hard to tell; leaning towards P. decentis

Moved
Moved from Ground Beetles.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

It looks like the hind tarsi have five segments,
which means that this beetle is a member of the Carabidae. Tenebrionids have four segments in their hind tarsi. People who really know beetles (as opposed to me, who just likes to play at it) might be able to give you a more specific i.d.

 
Thanks. My mistake. I knew
Thanks. My mistake. I knew that. I'm thinking it might be in the genus Calasoma.

 
Carabidae
genus Agonum or Platynus (probably the former).

 
yup

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