Subject: Identification please
June 1, 2015 6:33 pm
Found this bug in a forest in Quebec (Canada). The city is called Mandeville. It was near a waterfall.
Can you identify it?
Signature: Steve Morissette
Thanks to its resemblance to our familiar western Diabolical Ironclad Beetle, we quickly identified your Eastern Ironclad Beetle, Phellopsis obcordata, thanks to images posted on Bugguide where it states they are found: “under bark of decaying hardwoods & conifers in association with polypore fungi (Piptoporus, Fomes) in dense boreal forests and at high elevation in Appalachian Mts; larvae feed inside fungi.”