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Photo#18227
Grynocharis quadrilineata? - Grynocharis quadrilineata

Grynocharis quadrilineata? - Grynocharis quadrilineata
Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
January 1, 2004
Size: 9.5 mm
Family is alternatively Trogositidae or Lophocateridae, depending on taxonomic revisionist. Found in freshly felled dead tree at what had been at least 8 ft. above ground level -- possibly over twice that height. This individual is preparing to fly inside my light arena, which is also the aim of the two clerids (Zenodosus sanguineus)in view.

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Moved
Moved from Grynocharis.

Mite?
Any idea on who the hitchhiker is?

 
Small clerid beetle
Zenodosus sanguineus, a clerid with bright red elytra. You can see another below the main subject. I have a shot of another hanging onto a lampyrid's elytra *during* flight, although not so adeptly as a mite might. Yet another shot is of one taking off from the pronotum of an Eyed Click Beetle, Al*aus oc*ulatus. Maybe I'm post 'em sometime.

Possible, but ...
Compare to this or
- I don't see a scutellum (maybe just not obvious to me) and the elytral carina 'appear' to merge apically - hard to tell. Looks like the right family though.

 
Thank you Phillip.
I've added a shot showing the scutellum and another showing the posterior, in case those will help you ID this beetle. Since I reference two families, Trogositidae and Lophocateridae, in which did you agree it appears to fit? Or do you mean it looks like the genus is right?

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