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flood debris #2 - rove - Apocellus sphaericollis

flood debris #2 - rove - Apocellus sphaericollis
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
December 27, 2009
Size: 2.8mm
found this neat little rove amongst some floatsam in the new "pond" in the front yard. The "great snowstorm of '09" was followed quickly by "the great melt" and then "the great flood of '09" (and now what is left has turned into "the great skating rink"). Although quite cold during the preceding days, I took the opportunity to try some of Jim's sampling technique and scooped up some of the floating debris. This rove was among the riders.

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Moved
Moved from Aleocharinae.

Neat collection story, that's
Neat collection story, that's some crazy melting..
This is the oxyteline genus Apocellus, we can put it in sphaerocollis for the purposes of bugguide.

Cheers,
Adam

Moved
Moved from Rove Beetles.