Melanophila acuminata

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Black Fire Beetle: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Melanophila acuminata
Black Fire Beetle (Melanophila acuminata): Apparently three scattered in space and time reports from Juneau (1954), Sitka (2013), and Fox Point (<1900 - Harriman Expedition). Seems to mostly associated with forest fires for reproduction, so occurrence in the region may be due to vagrancy?

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