Yes, from the picture quality it’s a cucujoid and Silvanidae  is a good choice 
and Uleiota dubia or U. debilis, I believe, are the species to compare. The 
specimen would help in its future ID.

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Sent: Friday, January 20, 2017 8:49 AM
Subject: Re: [pestlist] please ID pest

I'd second Richards ID, Uleiota sp., but we would need much better images to 
determine further than that and ideally the specimen itself.


On 19 January 2017 at 14:44, Pollack, Richard J 
<<>> wrote:
The form of the antennae and other characteristics are reminiscent of some of 
the silvanids, particularly Uleiota spp. I’d be more confident if I saw the 
specimen directly.
I’d be interested in learning the suggestions of others.

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On Behalf Of Cara Kuball
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:20 AM
Subject: [pestlist] please ID pest

The attached photos show a pest found inside a framed painting. I’d appreciate 
assistance ID-ing this bug, to determine if it may have been feeding or laying 
eggs within the wooden stretcher/frame and/or the canvas. Specimen is most 
likely from NE United States, and is approximately 5mm long (without antennae); 
antennae are approx 4mm long.

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Thank you kindly,


Cara Kuball
Collections Manager for Preventive Conservation
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