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Ship Timber Beetle - Melittomma sericeum - female

Ship Timber Beetle - Melittomma sericeum - Female
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
July 6, 2005
Size: ~ 11 mm
Melittomma sericeum. Family Lymexylidae.

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Ship Timber Beetle - Melittomma sericeum - female Ship Timber Beetle - Melittomma sericeum - female

Thanks.
It was found on a dead oak at night. Didn't come to my light. Poking around at night with a flashlight is generally productive and will nab some interesting species.

Ditto Phillip. N e w F a m i l y ! !
Congratulations Brad. I've been seeing lymexylids all over the place but they've all turned out to be other beetle families. Just yesterday I went out stripping aspen bark trying to find one. I got excited over some strange larvae but concluded they were not lymexylids.

I'm thinking you might have photos or specimens at least of other families still missing from bugguide. Here is a list.

great new addition
spelling is Melittomma - any collecting info? - on Chestnut, Oak, etc. One common name: Chestnut Timberworm.

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