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"fancy earwig" - Platydracus immaculatus
Strafford, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
October 5, 2012
Size: ~2cm
Found this bug there in the road (rural residential dirt road). Could it be some kind of sawfly or horntail male? Sorry for the frassable quality -- trying a new camera with a kit lens.

Images of this individual: tag all

Moved from Platydracus.

This is Platydracus immaculat
This is Platydracus immaculatus, although photos are blurry they provide a nice datapoint for Vermont since only two localities were previously known (Brunke et al. 2011).


sweet... thanks, guys

Platydracus immaculatus, i suppose
but for that possibility, would have been frassable )))

Moved from ID Request.

Looks like a big Rove beetle
of some sort. Some are quite big

Rove beetle

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