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Nit puzzler - Epuraea peltoides

Nit puzzler - Epuraea peltoides
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
May 11, 2007
Size: ~2-3mm -need to remeasure
I've been working through my backyard Nits and this one has me puzzled. Any assistance would be appreciated.

came to molasses bait

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Moved
Confirmed via key(1). Thanks Boris!

Moved from Sap-feeding Beetles.

Reminds me . . .

 
think you got it
Thanks Boris, I think you got it! Give me a day or so to get it under a scope and confirm it keys to E.peltoides. The dorsal color pattern is a great match. I was initially confused, as Jim's beetle seems to have a least one big sterna expossed behind the elytra, yet mine seems completely covered. Perhaps mine just shrank in drying, but this might have also thrown off my attempts at keying.