Banded Netwing Beetles
Now I’m pretty sure I have identified these correct as Banded Netwing Beetles, but what I’m wondering is what’s up with the ménage à trois? At least that’s what I thought at first, but upon closer inspection, it seems as if the third one (on the right) is dead? (maybe?) The location is Lakeview, MI. It’s just north of Greenville. Thanks again! I have a few more I will be sending, ones I need help identifying 🙂
Erica Carranco

Hi Erica,
We don’t believe the “third wheel” Banded Netwing Beetle is dead, just waiting on the sidelines. Competition for a desireable mate is as fierce in the insect world as it is among humans.

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