Location: Southern Ohio
June 18, 2011 7:32 pm
Hello, today I found this insect on the sidewalk, it kinda reminded me of a pill bug/potato bug, but as I looked closer, it looked very strange, it was all black, and instead of a little pill bug’s back end, it was alot longer, it had two spikes at the end. It had six legs i’m pretty sure, and two antennas, from the pictures it may look like a roach, but it didn’t have a solid body, it was more of a pill bugs body, it could bend and turn. It was really fast too.It’s spring still but summer is just in a few more days. It was humid out side very warm.
Signature: Thanks. Jorrdy
You encountered a Carrion Beetle larva from the family Sylphidae. Compare your image to this photo posted to BugGuide.