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Red Beetle - Uloma

Red Beetle - Uloma
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
March 19, 2006
Size: around 10 mm?
I was going to look this up, but I'm sure there are a few people out there that will know this immediately.

Moved from Uloma.

Same specimen as?

It looks like it--they are not currently linked.

I missed a lot of stuff during the warm spell--now there won't be much insect activity for the week of cool weather. Spring is just too fast some times.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

two different ones, but I'm guessing from your comment that it's the same species? If so I'll frass this one.

Please don't frass!
These are both great shots!

I'm an amature, not the expert mentioned. But to me these both look like Uloma sp. Dillon lists oad and beech as hosts for U. impressa, and while a little smaller, U. punctulata is found beneath pine and "more frequent in the sounthern states". But I believe there are several other U sp. (Downie & Arnett) and I'm just not the one to get you much further.

See genus page
There are now some links to useful keys, etc. on the genus page, including a species list for North Carolina. I believe Darkling Beetles of Florida (1) has a key, but it may not be doable from one photograph.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

No idea
No, sorry, I have no idea. They look roughly similar, that is all--I was not looking at any details. I'm not familiar with the other beetles at all--you should leave this one there for one of the experts!

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina