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Photo#216385
Uncommon ochodaeid - Codocera gnatho - male

Uncommon ochodaeid - Codocera gnatho - Male
Algodones Dunes, Imperial County, California, USA
September 13, 2003
Size: ~ 6 mm

Beautiful beetle
I'd be interested to know whether this specimen is mounted on a card or whether it is on a pin with the pinhole digitally repaired. Thanks for posting.

 
card
This one is card mounted, a museum specimen that I repositioned.

sexual dimorphism obvious?
females have smaller mandibles? Great shot BTW.

 
Smaller mandibles, indeed.
Yes, females have smaller mandibles and a small tubercle on the clypeus. That tubercle is only very weakly evident in males at most, usually absent.

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