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Beetle - Dicerca asperata

Beetle - Dicerca asperata
Pilot Mountain, Surry County, North Carolina, USA
June 17, 2012
ID help appreciated with this beetle. Thanks!

Moved from ID Request.

nice... our second image of it ever

Is this really only your second image of this ever in the guide? If so I may be able to help out. I will keep an eye out for these and if I can find one I will get some pictures of it. I had three of them hit me on the head last week when I was working on an electrical panel. They are really interesting beetles. As their defense, they pull in and become like a rock which nothing can penetrate. I'll try to get a specimen if I can. I have seen them several times.

ID disclaimer
Without being able to examine the actual specimen, my ID is not 100% certain. However, based on the elytral sculpturing (versus that of D. spreta), I am 99 and 44/100% certain.

If this specimen by chance was captured, or if others like it are found at or near the collection site, I will be happy to examine them if they are sent to me.

Sorry, just photos
I'm sorry I don't have the actual specimen, just the photo. I can let some folks who are out there more often than I am know and maybe they'll see another one of these guys.

Dicerca? not sure... D. spreta has this general look, sorta

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