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Bark Root Flat Something - Ahasverus advena

Bark Root Flat Something - Ahasverus advena
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
August 31, 2008
Size: 2.3mm
help please! I probably posted this species before, but currently I can't even get it to the family.

came to UV light

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Moved

Ahasverus advena, of course...
thanks Matthew Gimmel for setting me straight [i'm getting rusty, perhaps senile]
i've seen this cosmobeetle en masse in improperly stored grain, flying before sunset, and coming to UV in so.Russia

 
Ahasverus advena
confirmed by Mike Thomas

Moved
Moved from Cryptophagus.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Cryptophagidae
of some sort, would be my placement.

 
Thanks Don,
from what I can understand of the keys of Am Beetles and D&A, this appears to be Cryptophagus, although both mention a "midlateral tooth" on the pronotum, which I can't see on mine (nor on several of the others from BugGuide already in the genus).

 
hmm...
i also feel uncomfy with this placement -- the beetle vaguely reminds me of smtg i must've seen and known years ago, yet i fail to come up with a name

 
thanks for the warning,
moving back to family page for now.