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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Eastern Spider Beetle (Ptinus raptor) at Cormierville, Kent Co., 14 November 2016

Started by Stuart Tingley. Last reply by Stuart Tingley Nov 22, 2016. 8 Replies

Several of these tiny (3-4mm) beetles appeared at our front door light on the evening of November 14, 2016. Identified with the help of someone at BugGuide as an Eastern Spider Beetle Ptinus…Continue

A Stinkbug [Banasa dimidiata] [ rather than a beetle] Sept 8/16 Quispamsis to lights id Danny

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Joanne Savage Sep 9, 2016. 5 Replies

Had one just like this last night but didn't try to image it... this evening I did. Images aren't particular great as it was a very active critter.…Continue

Hope this is a Beetle but EEK what is it?

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Joanne Savage Sep 2, 2016. 11 Replies

I picked up a container to take a moth this evening and heard a high pitched squeaking. When I saw the critter doing the…Continue

Scarlet Lily Beetle

Started by Andrew Olive. Last reply by Nancy Mullin Aug 21, 2016. 1 Reply

I was admiring this guy in my flower garden until I found out what he was doing to my Lilies. :(Not a good one to have if you enjoy your lilies…Continue

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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.

Comment by Danny O'Shea on June 5, 2014 at 17:01

Yes Joanne, to the best of my knowledge these are common names that people use to describe the same thing; although there are a few related species that look similar.


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