WHAT IS THIS FLY OR BEETLE ON BIRCH?

WHAT IS THIS FLY OR BEETLE ON BIRCH?

Observation - WHAT IS THIS FLY OR BEETLE ON BIRCH?. Description: On a birch tree catkin which is already open and dropping seeds. The tree it is on is here http://tinyurl.com/6dpsjf7 This creature is very small - I didn't notice it when I took the picture. Its size may be judged by the catkin it is on - which is

On a birch tree catkin which is already open and dropping seeds.

The tree it is on is here
http://tinyurl.com/6dpsjf7

This creature is very small - I didn't notice it when I took the picture. Its size may be judged by the catkin it is on - which is less than an inch.