Geographic location of the bug: Maple Ridge, BC
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!
How you want your letter signed: Tonya Ramey
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.
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.