suspect this insect who showed up in my yard this evening and kept trying to climb and balance itself on small stalks of grass is in the genus; may have to send to bugguide for ID help
Dead bug found on the bathroom floor.
On naturalized asparagus in Drumheller Springs Park.
Red-necked False Blister Beetle on a Goldenrod bloom.
The Coleoptera /koʊliːˈɒptərə/ order of insects is commonly called beetles. The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek κολεός, koleos, meaning "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, meaning "wing", thus "sheathed wing", because most beetles have two pairs of wings, the front pair, the "elytra", being hardened and thickened into a sheath-like, or shell-like, protection for the rear pair, and for the rear part of the beetle's body. The superficial consistency of most beetles' morphology, in particular their possession...