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Subject: Never seen
Location: Oklahoma
April 6, 2015 10:12 pm
My wife had this land on her and we can’t figure out what it was threw our searching, that’s my pinky nail it was tiny.
Signature: Confused

Tumbling Flower Beetle, we believe

Tumbling Flower Beetle, we believe

Dear Confused,
You did not state where your wife was when this landed on her, and we are guessing it might have been a garden because this looks like a Tumbling Flower Beetle in the family Mordellidae to us, based on images posted to BugGuide where it states:  “Body humpbacked, more or less wedge-shaped; broadest at front; head is bent forward, attached ventrally; abdomen pointy, extending beyond elytra. Hind legs enlarged. They kick and tumble about when disturbed. Black or gray, some brown; hairy, sometimes light patches of hair form pattern. Antennae short to moderate, threadlike, sawtoothed or clubbed. Tarsal claws often bilobed or comblike.
Identification beyond family often involves the number of ridges on the hind tibia and tarsi (see photo below); try to photograph these parts.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Oklahoma
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2 Responses to Possibly Tumbling Flower Beetle

  1. Curious Girl says:

    Could this possibly be a belly shot of a *Tachyporus* style Rove Beetle? That was my first thought on seeing the photo, and the hairs match up:

    http://bugguide.net/node/view/88171

    http://bugguide.net/node/view/919171

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