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paddle-shaped antennae beetle - Monophylla terminata - male

paddle-shaped antennae beetle - Monophylla terminata - Male
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 27, 2006
Size: 7mm
I haven't seen this type of antennae on a beetle before. Any ideas what this might be?

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paddle-shaped antennae beetle - Monophylla terminata - male paddle-shaped antennae beetle - Monophylla terminata - male

male
Those big paddle-shaped things are characteristic of males, looking at other images here. Nice catch--I want one!

 
It was an exciting find
I would love to see another one too.

New page
It is a new species for Bugguide, so I created a page and moved it. Great find!

 
I second that!
The only one I ever found was on an aphid-infested catalpa tree. They aren't very big, and easily overlooked or mistaken for something else. Looks like those antennae would make it keel over:-)

Cleridae: Monophylla terminata
A good catch. Known from MA, but not at all common up our way. Am interested in it if you've still got it.

 
Thanks Don and Beatriz
I have it saved, and will keep it for you.

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