Native SpeciesRiffle beetle

Coleoptera (order)
FOUND by Unicorn Squad
2017-09-21
Guilford
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Field Notes
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We looked ruffles and calms. We kicked up rocks and dirt into our net and rubbed rocks
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Coleoptera (order)
Common name:
Riffle beetle
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 45.100500 °
Longitude: 
W -69.224000 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Name:
Piscataquis River
Trip date: 
Thu, 2017-09-21 10:30
Town or city: 
Guilford
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Piscataquis
MIDAS Code: 

Comments

Hi (again) Unicorn Squad,

Looks like you made the same mistake with your coordinates in this observation too. Please send the correct coordinates so we can change them.

-The VS Team-

Hi Unicorn Squad,

Thanks so much for uploading an observation to Vital Signs!

Sadly, what you have here is not a riffle beetle. I know, that's disappointing to hear... but there is good news! And it's that you did find something exciting! While riffle beetles have hard shells and are rounded, what you found is not quite like that. I'd suggest revisiting the BMI fact sheet and taking another look at possible species. I'd love to hear your thoughts as to what you think it is! Let me know, and I'd be happy to discuss / offer help as needed.

Looking forward to hearing your new ideas --

Keep up the hunt and the good work!

Best,
Kansas