Subject : centibeetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Madison, WI
Time: 12:36 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi! This handsome fella was crawling around on the sidewalk in my neighborhood the other morning and I’d love to know what it is. He kind of looks like a cross between a centipede and a beetle. Thank you for sharing your love of our wriggling insect friends!
How you want your letter signed: E in Madison
I forgot to mention that he was about 3” long.
Dear E in Madison,
Thanks for your kind words and thanks for using the word “handsome” to describe this Ground Beetle larva. Just last week Daniel dug up a similar Ground Beetle larva and he posted an image to What’s That Bug?