Beetle I Mistook for an Ant - Enoclerus rosmarus
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Found in early June. From a distance, I mistook this for a brown ant. As I got close to it it was clear that it was some kind of interesting small beetle. My wild guess is Checkered Beetle, but I have seen pretty few Checkered Beetles over the years so I have almost no experience with that Family.