Peltis sp

This Peltis species is one of the “bark beetles”

Peltis sp.

Peltis beetles excavatiing a conk.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp. eating a conk.

These like to “play dead” when they get disturbed. I was initially puzzled wondering why I was finding only dead ones.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

 

Leave them alone and they come back to life pretty fast.

a conk

Their chosen conk; a young Fomitopsis pinicola

conk-eaters

Peltis sp. showing some excavation on that conk

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

Peltis sp.

 

I am believing that these next ones are some sort of beetle larvae (based on their body and the configuration of antennae).

conk with beetle larvae

Another conk with beetle larvae

beetle larvae

beetle larvae

beetle larvae

beetle larvae

beetle larvae

beetle larvae