June 9, 2010
This beetle was found in a mixture of garden soil and compost (in a plastic pot on my front porch) in Truro MA. Our local Auduon sanctuary had never seen such an insect here on Cape Cod. My sons and I would LOVE to know what kind he is:)
Thanks Kindly, Cindy Long
Outer Cape Cod, MA
Though you photo is quite blurry, your beetle can be easily identified as a False Bombardier Beetle. The black head distinguishes it from a true Bombardier Beetle. You can see more about the False Bombardier Beetles in the genus Galerita by checking BugGuide.