Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2. Here's how to add your images.

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#658584
Alpine soldier beetle - Dichelotarsus heteronychus

Alpine soldier beetle - Dichelotarsus heteronychus
Mount Washington, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
June 14, 2012
Slightly above treeline, lots of shrubs around.

Images of this individual: tag all
Alpine soldier beetle - Dichelotarsus heteronychus It ran away - Dichelotarsus heteronychus

Dichelotarsus heteronychus --det. G. Pelletier

tantalizing... go back there for more this very instant!
:]
Moved from Beetles.

 
Alexander says...
Alexander (1940:118) lists four species from the alpine zone of the Presidential Range. This could also be a low elevation species wandering uphill.

Podabrus diadema (Fabr.)
Podabrus extremus Lec.
Podabrus laevicollis (Kby.)
Podabrus piniphilus (Esch.)

http://nlbif.eti.uva.nl/ccw/documents/Alexander,_1940o.pdf

 
heteronychus also eligible (based on type photo etc)
diadema & laevicollis can be ruled out, i think
we'll wait till you get some more [incl. vouchers]

the bug looks absolutely lovely, but...
...can't be sure of genus from this pic alone :/
leaning towards Podabrus; should that be the case, may well be one of the spp. not yet represented in the guide

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.