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Subject:  Chrysomelidae?
Geographic location of the bug:  Maple Ridge, BC
Date: 01/26/2018
Time: 07:58 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
I captured this beetle in a pitfall trap near a small stream in a forest near Maple Ridge, BC in August 2013. I’m looking to get help identifying the family, and have offered a few pictures that might help. Any advice would be appreciated!
Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  Tonya Ramey

Broad-Hipped Flower Beetle

Dear Tonya,
By the time our miniscule staff began researching this Beetle, which reminds us of a Soldier Beetle, we found the vast resources on BugGuide had already identified it as a Broad-Hipped Flower Beetle,
Ischalia vancouverensis, in the family Ischaliidae.

Broad-Hipped Flower Beetle

Hi Daniel,
Yes, thank you! I was really surprised how fast it was answered. I’ve posted a few things on there with no reply, so thank you for checking it out! Ischaliidae was not on my radar.
Cheers,
Tonya

Broad-Hipped Flower Beetle

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

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