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False Click Beetle - Melasis pectinicornis

False Click Beetle - Melasis pectinicornis
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 21, 2013
At first, from the profile, I thought this might be a large Scolytid. Then from above I decided it was a plain old click beetle. But then I accidentally distubred it and those gorgeous antennae came out. I think this is a false click beetle, Cerophytum sp.

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It is a false click beetle....
belonging to Melasis pectinicornis, the only species of the genus in eastern NA.

 
Thanks to both of you!
I appreciate the id (and the correction). A new state record on bugguide for this species, too.

Moved
Moved from Melasis.

Moved tentatively; diff. family
Moved from Cerophytum.