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Pitch Black Beetle on Gray Goldenrod - Epicauta pennsylvanica

Pitch Black Beetle on Gray Goldenrod - Epicauta pennsylvanica
Preston, Caroline County, Maryland, USA
September 22, 2009
These dark black beetles are fairly common on the gray goldenrods (Solidago nemoralis) in this mesic field. I am trying to gain a better understanding of the types of insects that visit gray goldenrod, so ID help is much appreciated.

I think these are the same individual, but just noticing that the second image is several shots later, no longer 100% positive.

Images of this individual: tag all
Pitch Black Beetle on Gray Goldenrod - Epicauta pennsylvanica Pitch Black Beetle on Gray Goldenrod - Epicauta pennsylvanica

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Moved from ID Request.

Guessing Epicauta...
Maybe something close to E. pennsylvanica:



The experts will let you know if I'm anywhere close. :)

 
pennsylvanica, seconded

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