"short-horned" Clerid? - Neolema sexpunctata
Medford, (~15 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
January 28, 2007
found this beetle dead inside the house while cleaning. It looks to be a Clerid, minus most of the antenna. I haven't tried to key it yet, but I didn't recognize the pattern or see anything similar in already in BugGuide. Any ideas?
This is also Species #100 for my little quest to ID every beetle that I can find in my backyard (or house, in the case) See my BugGuide bio if you're interested in the rest of the list of 99. I started 2006 with about 55 IDed from casual collecting, and found many others during the year, mainly with a little blacklighting. And I still haven't tried to ID the Carabids, Roves, and Weevils, so there should be a significant number still awaiting the list. It's been fun, and a lot more with this site. Thanks BugGuide!
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