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False Click Beetle

Perothops muscidus


Large, brown beetle. Possibly a click-beetle.


Campground in temperate woodland. Pocahontas State Park.

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ForestDragon 4 years ago

Thank you!

thaptor 4 years ago

This one was hard to find out! I had my doubts from the beginning whether this is a Click - pronotum looks quite unmovable, and legs a bit strong for the family.

I have searched almost half of beetle groups in BugGuide - and last found it where I should have searched first - in "False Click beetles".

It is: Perothops muscidus (Gyllenhal, 1817)
an atypical, and it seems, rare Eucnemid (BG has only two entries, and no live image)

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2016
Submitted on Oct 28, 2018

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