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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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Picnic Beetle

Started by Tony. Last reply by Stuart Tingley yesterday. 21 Replies

Hyla Park, Fredericton, April 27 2017There are a few species of Sap Beetles on BNB (Family: Nitidulidae)This one seems new: Glischrochilus fasciatus; tiny beetle photographed at Hyla Park.…Continue

Tags: Park, Sap, Hyla, fasciatus, Glischrochilus

Marbled Fungus Weevil

Started by Tony. Last reply by Danny O'Shea yesterday. 4 Replies

Chris photographed this species:…Continue

Tags: Fredericton, Park, Hyla, marmoreus, Euparius

Winter Firefly

Started by Tony. Last reply by Nancy Mullin Apr 10. 1 Reply

Nothing exciting! Went for my 1st walk of the year, Hyla Pk, Fredericton. More like a no-walk, paths still covered with ice/snow,Did see 1 geometrid moth Brephos infans (First Born, Infant), a couple…Continue

Tags: Park, Fredericton, Hyla, carrusca, Ellychnia

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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: http://blog.wildaboutants.com/2014/06/12/first-rate-new-book-beetle...

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

Ron

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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