Unknown Beetle Southern NH
March 6, 2010
I found this beetle outside today. It was just sitting on a rock. It was about 50 F today, the warmest it’s been for many months here in southern NH. I’d like to know what type of beetle it is. Also, I’d like to know what it eats. In the future I’d like a method to identify bugs like this. I looked at a web-site bugguide.net which has a lot of information but it is quite difficult to sort through. Any suggestions? Thank you!
WE believe we have identified your Winter Firefly, Ellychnia corrusca, on BugGuide. The time of year is one of the strongest pieces of evidence supporting the identification. BugGuide’s Data page has information on sightings at various times of the year.