6136 Hi I found this shiny brown bug inside, on the cold tile floor. The location is lakeside, at Seeleys Bay, about 30 minutes north of Kingston, Ontario. The bug is about 1cm in length (about the size of a dime). I looked through beetle (and cockroach) references on- line but didn’t see any creatures with this kind of hind end. Would be so pleased to learn what it is. Thank-you, Jennifer.
This is a metallic wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Buprestidae); it looks like a member of the genus Dicera – see http://tinyurl.com/yck2f6ox for an example and http://tinyurl.com/yb2k33qe for additional information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.