Some kind of beetle?
This insect was caught in a swimming pool near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Notice the very short wing covers, from under which I unfolded the wings. The underside of the wing covers and a patch on each side of the body are very reflective (greenish yellow). Can you identify. Thanks.
Hi Mr. Physicist,
This interesting beetle is a Rove Beetle. It took us a bit of time, but we believe this is Ontholestes cingulatus. A close-up of the head of your specimen matches an image on BugGuide. It is found near carrion and “Adults eat maggots, mites, beetle larvae. Larvae feed on carrion, fungi. “