Subject: Female Wedge Shaped Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Andover, NJ
Time: 03:05 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi Daniel,
As promised, here are three shots of the female M. limbata. I watched her for quite some time, hoping I’d see her interacting with a host bee or wasp, but no luck. There was another male on a patch of mountain mint in the garden, which I understand is one of their preferred plants. So, maybe before their brief lives are over, I’ll be able to observe some behaviors.
How you want your letter signed: Deborah Bifulco
Thanks so much for sending images of a Female Wedge Shaped Beetle, Macrosiagon limbata, to accompany the image you sent a few days ago of the male from the same species.