red and black beetle
Location: Beavercreek Ohio
August 24, 2011 2:23 pm
I found this beetle on our living room carpet and could not find anything that looked like it on the web, the closest I could find was a blister beetle and I don’t think that is it. It has a black head about the same size as it’s red thorax with a black abdomen, it has red legs. We found it the 24th of August in Beavercreek Ohio. We live near a pond and trees.
This is a fairly common Ground Beetle in the genus Galerita known as a False Bombardier Beetle, and it is most likely Galerita bicolor. Ground Beetles including the False Bombardier Beetles are beneficial predators.