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Could someone help me identify this? It was found in some brush while stacking piles of wood at noon time - Platydracus maculosus

Could someone help me identify this? It was found in some brush while stacking piles of wood at noon time - Platydracus maculosus
Preston, Connecticut, USA
May 7, 2011
Size: approx. 2 inches
It did attempt to sting and attepted to fly (wings may have been damaged). I found it around noon time under pile of brush I was moving while stacking wood. The wings seemed to reflect a purple hue and the body a dark brown in the light, but in the shade the entire insect was brown. It has 6 short legs, a short set of what I assume to be pincers around its also what I assume to be mouth, and a short pair of antennae.

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Could someone help me identify this? It was found in some brush while stacking piles of wood at noon time - Platydracus maculosus Could someone help me identify this? It was found in some brush while stacking piles of wood at noon time - Platydracus maculosus

Moved
Moved from Rove Beetles.

This is Platydracus maculosus
This is Platydracus maculosus, though I've never seen such an expanded head in this species,

Cheers,
Adam

 
Thanks for the information. :
Thanks for the information. :) I hope the pictures were at least something for you and other people to enjoy.

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Moved from ID Request.

Rove beetle
completely harmless, does not sting. Probably something near Platydracus but I'll let others confirm it :)

 
Platydracus, yes; others may suggest a sp. name
wings look perfectly fine, i see no sign of damage
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thank you :) it was just funn
thank you :) it was just funny-looking and I was completely clueless on what it was

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