8 mm long without snout
Anthaxia sp. Elk Meadow near Stanley, Idaho
I spotted a ladybug in my balcony close to Casa Loma in toronto, Ontario
Found at a blacklight at night. Don't expect to get it IDed any further than this.
A large black beetle (unknown ID) was observed in the south side of Corpus Christi, Texas.
The beetle moved very fast inside a plastic box, so I cooled it a bit to photograph. Once it warmed up, it started to move fast again, so I released it.
It was about 40 mm long.
Any help with ID will be appreciated.
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...