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Dung beetle - Ataenius spretulus

Dung beetle - Ataenius spretulus
Chantilly, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
September 6, 2009
Size: ~ 4 mm
Attracted to light at night. My best guess is Ataenius.

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Dung beetle - Ataenius spretulus Dung beetle - Ataenius spretulus

Moved tentatively based on the following comment of P.E.Skelley:
"I'm not 100% confident, but I'd go with Ataenius sp. possibly spretulus."

Moved from Ataenius.

Thanks, v!

spretulus would have been one of my top three choices :)

I can try to run it through a key later, but without detailed shots of venter and middle or hind leg, it may be tough.

Moved from ID Request.

Thanks, Blaine!
I'll try next time.

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