Wedge-shaped Beetle (Macrosiagon cruenta)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Wedge-shaped Beetle (Macrosiagon cruenta)

New to my buggy life list. Lays eggs on flowers, and its larvae are parasitic on flower-visiting wasps such as Vespidae, Tiphiidae, Pompilidae, Crabronidae, Sphecidae and bees such as Halictidae and Apidae

Learn: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IN/IN106900.pdf
Learn more: http://bugguide.net/node/view/12439

Shown on Florida Native Plant: CLIMBING HEMPVINE (Mikania scandens)

Species list for Florida: http://www.fsca-dpi.org/Coleoptera/Mike/rhipiph.htm beetle list

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