Hello! The Pennsylvania Leather-Back (identified it with the help of your website!!) is common at the conservation area. I thought I would send along this photo for your lovebug page. Take Care,
Janet from Dundas, Ontario

Hi Janet,
Thanks for the image of mating Pennsylvania Leather-Wings, Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus. These Soldier Beetles are important biological controls against Corn Earworms in the larval form and adults are often found on flowers, especially goldenrod since they eat pollen and nectar.

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