Friday, September 13, 2013

I Spy With My Little Eye...

I spotted this rather unique looking beetle the other afternoon hanging out on a Joe Pye weed of ours.  I don't recall seeing this type of insect before but thought it was cool.
It turns out that this is an American Carrion Beetle.  It lays its eggs in, and its larvae consume, raw flesh (particularly that of dead animals) and fungi.  Hmm, I'm not aware of any dead animals but have my fingers crossed that perhaps it's a woodchuck!

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