Beetles of the Maritimes


Beetles of the Maritimes

Beetles alone may well represent 90% or more of the biodiversity on Earth. There should be plenty of fodder for discussion here.

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Distinctive salt marsh stink bug (PENTATOMIDAE) - Chlorochroa saucia - at Petit-Cap, NB, on Aug. 14, 2012

Started by Stuart Tingley. Last reply by E Feb 2. 9 Replies

Yesterday (August 14, 2012) while walking along the edge of the salt marsh at the dune in Petit-Cap I suddenly noticed this bug on my hand (ca. 15mm). It looked like a pretty distinctive species with…Continue

I believe this is Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle [Chilocorus stigma] Nov. 8/17 on rail of back deck

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Joanne Savage Nov 12, 2017. 12 Replies

A poor image but, at  least, documentary.…Continue

Bug ID ....

Started by Susan Cline. Last reply by Susan Cline Oct 8, 2017. 9 Replies

Seen this a few days ago here on Campobello Island. Thanks…Continue

Opinions on rove beetle?

Started by E. Last reply by E Sep 28, 2017. 2 Replies

Submitted to BugGuide,, and emailed to local pro.  I've been given 2 different "possible" IDs.  Not mentioning the IDs or who ID'ed what to avoid biasing anything (will link below…Continue

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Comment by Martin Turgeon on May 18, 2017 at 19:16

Rhagium inquisitor May 18,2017 St.Basile NB

Comment by Martin Turgeon on July 15, 2015 at 0:59

I got both in my collection Thank you

Comment by Stuart Tingley on July 14, 2015 at 19:18

Martin, I'm quite sure this is Polydrusus formosus - very common in my yard and at the lights at night here in Cocagne.

Comment by Martin Turgeon on July 14, 2015 at 16:23

Polydrusus sp.could be sericus

Comment by Martin Turgeon on July 22, 2014 at 23:57

Necrodes surinnamensis 22 July 2014 St.Basile NB

Comment by Ron Arsenault (Halifax, N.S.) on June 15, 2014 at 10:01

Members of this group may be interested in this new book from Princeton University Press:

(edit on 2014-06-15) With thanks to David Webster who posted this info on the NatureNS site.


Comment by Joanne Savage on June 5, 2014 at 19:50

Derek, my BIG June Bug event happened one evening in May many years ago. A bunch of folks had gathered that da to help build our back deck. I just kept "dealing" pork chops and potatoes on the BBQ; when all were fed, I slipped in to have a bath. As I tried to exit the back door post bath and wearing a caftan type thingie, a June Bug hit me in the neck and d..r..o..p...p..ed. down. Picture an immediate retreat from the door... inside the kitchen and....[oh yes, the caftan came off rather quickly!].

Comment by Derek Grant on June 5, 2014 at 19:43

I don't know if was in May or June but when we were kids - my mother inadvertently left the clothes on the line after dark one evening. Little did she know that those garments that she brought in to the house after hours were harboring a very deadly (to her and my sisters' nerves) cargo.

Of course, it wasn't entirely apparent for a half an hour or so that those clothes had attracted a virtual May/June Bug Convention - but - once one got airborne, the others soon followed and all heck broke loss in the kitchen. One flew down my mother's blouse and then another chased my sister down the hallway and up the stairs - eventually entangling in her hair. Even the dog was freaked out and so I as the interim, Man of the House, at the ripe old age of 8 or so - was in charge of 'debugging' the situation. I think it took me 3 or 4 nights to round them all up.

Lol,  so long ago and I can remember it like it was yesterday - those flying beetlebugs can sure cause some chaos in enclosed places on occasion.

Comment by Paul & Kitty Martin on June 5, 2014 at 19:09

Thankyou, didn't realize that the May Bug was the same as the June Bug.  lol...learned alot today

Comment by Joanne Savage on June 5, 2014 at 17:13

Thanks Danny.


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