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Large rove beetle

Platydracus cinnamopterus complex

Description:

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!

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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
stho002 7 years ago
Large rove beetle
Platydracus cinnamopterus complex cinnamopterus complex - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

AmandaCech
AmandaCech 7 years ago

Thank you stho002!

AmandaCech
AmandaCech 7 years ago

believe this maybe the critter here: Kalotermitidae

http://tolweb.org/onlinecontributors/app...

Thoughts?

AmandaCech
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AmandaCech

Michigan, USA

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

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