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Large rove beetle

Platydracus cinnamopterus complex


Looks very similar to an earwig, but it is not! Also resembles a mutant ant. Has thin black mandibles. Thought maybe it was a queen termite or king termite of some sort. Please help me identify this creepy crawly!


Spotted walking through my garden that consists of red mulch with dirt underneath. Plant life includes a rose bush, tulips, and several other plants I am not too familiar with.


We rent a duplex with poor support beams (hoping for decor) in the front that is clearly dried and long from its prime. Ample food for hungry termites, which is what I am concerned this creepy crawly is.

1 Species ID Suggestions

stho002 8 years ago
Large rove beetle
Platydracus cinnamopterus complex cinnamopterus complex - BugGuide.Net

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AmandaCech 8 years ago

Thank you stho002!

AmandaCech 8 years ago

believe this maybe the critter here: Kalotermitidae


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Michigan, USA

Spotted on Apr 13, 2014
Submitted on Apr 16, 2014

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