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Photo#68646
Black Beetle with orange legs - Harpalus pensylvanicus

Black Beetle with orange legs - Harpalus pensylvanicus
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 3, 2006
Size: 3/4 inch approx
My Dad used to call call these "water beetles" not sure why? Although they were mostly in moist places and very common-so now I want to know what they really. ^_^

Harpalus.
Ok, this is for sure Harpalus pennsylvanicus, a very common species in eastern North America (Carabidae). Note antennae are not bead-like, as they usually appear in Tenebrionidae.

 
Thank you both ^_^
Thank you both ^_^

Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae)
from its shape.

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