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Orange-spotted melandryid - Holostrophus bifasciatus

Orange-spotted melandryid - Holostrophus bifasciatus
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 5, 2005
Size: 5 mm
Under bark of rotting conifer log.

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Orange-spotted melandryid - Holostrophus bifasciatus Orange-spotted melandryid - Holostrophus bifasciatus

I've added a photo
but I'm not sure the view is any different. In the future, for beetles of unknown family in particular, I'll have to try for side and ventral views as well.

Melandryidae
Definitely. The only other candidate would be Mycetophagidae, but it's not hairy, and the antennal club is too gradual.

 
Melandryidae: Eustrophinae: Holostrophus bifasciatus
Finally got around to checking for the name of this distinctive beetle. Uncommon in NH.

 
Tetratomidae: Eustrophinae: Holostrophus bifasciatus
As mentioned for the Eustrophopsis, this subfamily was placed in the Tetratomidae when the Melandryidae was split up. I finally caught up to that fact.

 
Tetratomidae
Thank you Don. I've moved images.

 
Thank you Don.
If I run across it in my preserved specimens I'll send it along since it's uncommon here.

 
Much thanks again!
Moving to family level in guide.

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