Subject: Classy black beetle with orange dot. Not a lady bug.
Location: Troy, VA
July 30, 2016 12:45 pm
I saw this beetle last night and I think he is terribly elegant. I’m very curious as to what it is, I can’t find beetles like it with one orange dot. He does, alas, seem to be missing at least one leg.
Signature: Grace Pedalino
This is a Polyphore Fungus Beetle in the family Tetratomidae, Penthe obliquata, and we identified it in Arthur E. Evans wonderful book “Beetles of Eastern North America”.