head spots on Cercyon praetextatus - Cercyon praetextatus
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
May 11, 2007
posted to show the two faint red/yellow spots on the vertex of the head near the base, which is one of the determining characteristics of the species. At many angles and different lighting conditions I completely lost sight of these spots, and subsequently took a wrong turn in the keys.