Subject: What’s this bug
Location: USA Midwest
November 10, 2015 8:43 pm
My daughter (8yrs old) and I found this bug we live in the midwest near St Louis and the date is November 10th 2015 the weather has been in the mid sixties and we are just curious as to what this bug is? It is about one and a half inches long and about a half inch across any information would be appreciated.
This interesting beetle is a Big Headed Ground Beetle, Scarites subterraneus, and you can confirm our identification by matching your individual to this image from BugGuide. According to BugGuide, they are generally found: “Under stones, leaf litter, etc., in soil.”