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Backyard halfwing - Trypherus latipennis - male - female

Backyard halfwing - Trypherus latipennis - Male Female
Balaban garden, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA
July 8, 2006
Size: ~7mm
Jane wanted to try out her new flash so we went hunting in the back yard and found these crazy guys. Looks like beetles with elytra covering only half their body and "whiskers".

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Backyard halfwing - Trypherus latipennis - male - female Backyard halfwing - Trypherus latipennis - male - female

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Wait - we may have answered our own question!
What about Belotus abdominalis in Cantharidae. Yanega has an image, fig 353. Anybody know anything about them?

 
Belotus in Indiana
I'd agree these look like Belotus. I don't know anything about them, but I just caught a few on the side of a house directly above a wood pile yesterday in West Lafayette, IN.

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