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Identification Help: Beetles and other insects on a rose

 
 
Reply Mon 18 May, 2015 03:21 pm
I have three videos of various insects on wild roses. If it is preferable, I can make screen captures of each video. The videos are taken in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada (near Vancouver) in the natural setting of a river estuary.

The first is a beetle around ~ 2mm long:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yizg0R8U22A

As I don't know insects very well, I'm not even sure what this is. It's approx. 1/2"long. There is also a tiny fly on the rose:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kji1sJMKrEI

Lastly are two beetles that are probably around 1/2" long:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtWfLxK7QzY

Much thanks in advance for any help. I understand how great of a mutlitude of beetles and other insect species there are and how a definite identification could be difficult from just these clips. Any narrowing down of possibilities would be awesome.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2015 04:40 pm
The second one is an earwig.
FBM
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2015 06:18 pm
@ForumHulio,
Project Noah is where I turn to when I want to ID something: http://www.projectnoah.org/organisms?category=invertebrate&identified=identified

I've also contributed a fair number of times.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2015 06:57 pm
@FBM,
You're sunnyjosef, aren't you? Very Happy
FBM
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2015 07:01 pm
@CalamityJane,
Nope. My login there is too close to my real name, which I don't spread around the 'net. Mr. Green
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2015 07:02 pm
@FBM,
I was only joking Wink
FBM
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2015 07:08 pm
@CalamityJane,
Ah. Way over my head, I'm afraid... Embarrassed
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2015 07:34 pm
@FBM,
Papperlapapp
FBM
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2015 07:36 pm
@CalamityJane,
Erm... Embarrassed Embarrassed
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ForumHulio
 
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Reply Tue 19 May, 2015 08:04 am
@InfraBlue,
Thank you for the earwig reply. Wow, I know so little in this area. In fact, I thought I was filming the front of it, not its hind end! Can a further identification be made from here? I read there aren't many earwig species in Canada. Female maritime earwig (Anisolabis maritima) perhaps?

Any thoughts from anyone on the others?

Thanks again for the reply!
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 19 May, 2015 10:06 am
@ForumHulio,
The pincers on the abdomen were the givaway. They're found here in the Chihuahuan Desert, southwestern US. I don't know specific species, sorry.
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