6.14.2006

We Don't Know

Treebeard will pick up anything.

When he handed this little blob to me I thought he was handing me caterpillar frass. When I looked at it a little more closely, I realized it was an insect - some sort of beetle. It was quite small, about 4 mm long, and was found on a blackberry bramble.

So my question is, do you know what it is? If so, would you be so kind as to tell us?



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11 comments:

Betty said...

My guess is a black lump leaf beetle

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

It's Ringo! I'd recognize that nose and back-beat anywhere!

Bone Machine said...

Definitely Ringo. He was the star(r) of that band.

swamp4me said...

Hehe...so I have in my hand Ringo, the black lump leaf beetle (or should that be beatle).

I knew I could count on you guys!

swamp4me said...

Bone Machine!! I am honored by your visit -- forgot to mention that earlier.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Sorry, I have no clue about your beetle. I also have some mysteries on my blog. Perhaps you might help me with ID?

Pushesrb said...

Okay, so I thought that maybe I could be intelligent and discover what kind of beetle this way, and after looking through all of the beetle pictures I could find, I am still stumped. Sorry about that.

Pushesrb said...

That was supposed to say this was, by the way. I'm slightly distracted today, too much going on!

deadmike said...

How about a forked fungus beetle?
http://bugguide.net/node/view/49653/bgimage

swamp4me said...

Deadmike, the beetle is similar in appearance, but doesn't quite match the description of the forked fungus beetle.

Wayne said...

I'm hoping this will give the proper URL. If not - bugguide: warty leaf beetle ((Chlamisini)). I just ran across it looking for an id for a presumptive beetle that turned out to be a moth. HA! So take that with a grain of salt.