Narceus americanus

Ignaz

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I have read reports that these range into northern Wisconsin but in 30 years I have never seen one. I am looking for anyone who has. I will be vacationing
in Baraboo this September. I would love to find some. Any help would be great.
 

Elytra and Antenna

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I've not been to WI but I've only seen Narceus annularis in old growth where I live and I only know of one place with old growth within a few hours drive of me. If you don't see any gigantic dead and live trees you're probably in the wrong area.
 

Moltar

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I've spent my entire life in and out of rural regions of West Virginia and Maryland and never saw one until a couple of years ago. The only time I've seen an area abundant with them was the North side of a small mountain in WV. They seem to like "morel country"; that's shady sides of mountains with old growth deciduous forest. I dug around in 3 different rotting logs and found 1 or 2 on or in each one.
 
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