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small ball-antenna beetle - Paratenetus punctatus
small ball-antenna beetle - Paratenetus punctatus
Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
May 19, 2004
Size: 2 - 3.5 mm maybe
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

small ball-antenna beetle - Paratenetus punctatus
small ball-antenna beetle - Paratenetus punctatus
Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
May 19, 2004
Size: 2 - 3.5 mm maybe
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

big jaws - Ceruchus piceus - female
big jaws - Ceruchus piceus - Female
Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
November 10, 2003
Size: 15 mm or so
4 of 4 images of this specimen.

big jaws - Ceruchus piceus - female
big jaws - Ceruchus piceus - Female
Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
November 10, 2003
Size: 15 mm or so
3 of 4 images of this specimen.

big jaws - Ceruchus piceus - female
big jaws - Ceruchus piceus - Female
Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
November 10, 2003
Size: 15 mm or so
2 of 4 images of this specimen.

big jaws - Ceruchus piceus - female
big jaws - Ceruchus piceus - Female
Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
November 10, 2003
Size: 15 mm or so
1 of 4 images of this specimen.
I seem to recall finding this beetle while rooting around in and under logs in the woods behind where I lived at the time. The antennae and prognathous mandibles remind me most of family Trogos*sitidae. This one apears to be a female. It looks kinda dead but maybe it was just chilled, I don't recall.

small, tan, tucked-head - Priobium sericeum
small, tan, tucked-head - Priobium sericeum
Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 25, 2004
Size: 5 mm
1 of 6 images of this specimen.
I'm sorry no dorsal view shots are to be found of these small beetles that emerged from some hardwood log chunks I kept in a rearing container when I lived in Derry NH. The same set of wood pieces yielded some cupedids whose larvae I had noticed in chopping up some rounds in Hollis NH, so I assume these beetles also came from Hollis.

The tucked head, color and approximate size might help ID them anyway. Here's hoping!

Gymnoclytia fly? - Gymnoclytia occidua - female
Gymnoclytia fly? - Gymnoclytia occidua - Female
Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
October 30, 2005
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Gymnoclytia fly? - Gymnoclytia occidua
Gymnoclytia fly? - Gymnoclytia occidua
Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
October 30, 2005
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
I'm arriving at G. dubia or minuta

Tiger Beetle, Cicindela? - Cicindelidia rufiventris
Tiger Beetle, Cicindela? - Cicindelidia rufiventris
Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
November 12, 2005
Size: 2 cm
Lived through our first frosts and still going strong.