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Staphylinid? - Phlaeopterus lagrandeuri

Staphylinid? - Phlaeopterus lagrandeuri
3 mi. E. Gold Bar, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
October 28, 2007
Size: ~ 3.8 mm
Reminds me of an Ocellate Rove Beetle, but this one doesn't seem to not have ocelli. Further placement would be appreciated.

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Moved from Phlaeopterus.

many thanks, colleagues
hope Gary can check the mentioned characters under a 'scope, and then we'll know

This is almost certainly Phla
This is almost certainly Phlaeopterus lagrandeuri Hatch, 1957, but this species does have ocelli, maybe they are just hard to see in this specimen? There are two Phlaeopterus species without ocelli (which are not published yet), but this definitely isn't either of those. Phlaeopterus lagrandeuri can be distinguished from all other species of the genus by an apical spur/tooth on the metatrochanter, the photo isn't quit good enough to see if it's there though.

Moved from Ocellate Rove Beetles. Logan Mullen needs to take a look at this for a species ID; I'll email him.

Moved from Beetles.

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