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Photo#101840
Minute Beetle - Clambus armadillo

Minute Beetle - Clambus armadillo
Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
April 5, 2007
Size: ~1mm

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I found four new personal families
in Ecuador but this is one that has continued to elude me.

 
This spring
if you really want to look for one of these, I can show you where I found several of them.

 
Yeah,
that would be nice. Let's do it :-)

 
OK
Once the snow is gone, late March or early April, we can go look for them.

Moved
Moved from Clambus.

Clambus armadillo
Both specimens were this. An introduced European species. Something you would really have to have in hand in order to place to species.

Moved
Moved from Minute Beetles.

Congratulations, Tom!
I'll scratch one more name off the list of families missing from bugguide.

Since this is a new family, anything you can add to the collection data (habitat, weather, time of day, how you found it, etc.) would be very helpful.

 
So noted on

 
Thanks Jim,
When I collected it, it only looked like a tiny black dot that moved.

 
I added some more above:
Since this is a new family, anything you can add to the collection data (habitat, weather, time of day, how you found it, etc.) would be very helpful.

 
Collection data
I found it in a community garden, and probably on the underside of a piece of plywood. I collected it between 1:00 to 2:00pm on a sunny cold day, in the low 40's.

Thanks Pierre-Marc
Another new family for the guide!

 
keep it
for me please. It doesn't look like the common species, C. howdeni, and so is of interest.

 
got it
I just have to sort through the tiny beetles in the fridge to find it.

 
They curl
up when they die, so your small dot will be then 2/3 of a small dot.

Clambidae
With the size and the pubescence, I would say Clambidae.

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