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No apparent legs, large head with what look to be two compound eyes, possible breathing holes on both lateral sides of the first small segment after the larger. 2 mm long white bristles dispersed over entire body.
Fell out of a piece of firewood (hardwood) I was chopping.
Strangest thing I have seen in a long time. I assume it to be some sort of wood boring beetle but not sure what kind.
Spotted on Nov 16, 2014
Submitted on Nov 16, 2014
Try metallic jewel beetles, Buprestidae, aka flat-head borers
Yes, that larger section is definitely more like a thorax section. Its head does extend from that though. Looked at it using a stereo scope on 30X def. no legs.
Thanks for commenting :)
oh sorry I see the bristles are 2mm
Interesting find. Do you mean 2cm instead of 2mm? I think what you call a head might not be the head and the eyes are probably not those large pale yellow patches. I think I can see 6 thoracic legs when I zoom the pic so the head might be a very tiny thing on the front of that big lump.... ?? I agree it is possibly a beetle larva