Plymouth Rock, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA November 28, 2009 Size: 3+ mm
I had no clue what this little guy was but using Peterson's "Beetles" and then BugGuide I think it is (just has to be) Ptinus fur. I assumed the little flecks of white were plant debris (which I didn't try to brush off because of the delicate nature of the beetle.) Turns out they are part of the beetle. Cool.
I was cleaning prairie seed (that had set for a couple of months) and all sorts of tiny insects, still alive, were found.
Contributed by MJ Hatfield on 30 November, 2009 - 7:42pm Last updated 30 March, 2013 - 11:07am
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