What’s This Bug?
Location: NE Ohio
November 4, 2010 6:15 pm
My friend found this in his home and I tried to identify it for him, but nothing similar is in my insect guide. Any idea?
Signature: Thanks, Derek
It is a flat, red beetle and it has the common name Flat Red Bark Beetle, Cucujus clavipes, because, according to BugGuide, it is: “Found under the bark of ash and poplar, especially recently felled trees” where it is “presumably predaceous on other arthropods.”